The Temple College Business and Continuing Education Division has received a $50,000 Special Initiative COVID-19 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission.

The funding will be used to provide training for workers in essential industries such as healthcare, manufacturing and information technology, as well as businesses that have been adversely affected by COVID-19 or who are retooling their business processes in response to COVID-19.

Companies can receive up to $2,000 worth of training per employee, including employees who have been furloughed or laid off. Temple College will provide the training or contract with a third party to provide it.

Local employers who would like to take advantage of this opportunity for training should write or call 254-298-8616.

“This is an incredible opportunity for Temple College to provide our local businesses, healthcare providers and employers with the training they believe will benefit their organizations, their employees and our community,” said Jody Askins, executive director of Business and Continuing Education. “I’m excited to see the impact of this investment in our workforce!”