McCarthy’s Southern Region has been awarded a Skills Development Fund (SDF) grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. The SDF is Texas' premier upskilling program offering grants to provide site-specific, customized training opportunities for Texas businesses and their employees to increase skill levels and wages of the Texas workforce.
Texas Workforce Commission Invests in Construction Careers
The $600,000 grant, which was awarded to McCarthy earlier this spring, is currently being used to enhance McCarthy’s craft professional training program in Texas. A total of 400 workers in forty-five different occupations – from laborer to welder to crane operator – are included in the current program.
“McCarthy is committed to providing an unrivaled workplace for craft professionals,” said Franklin Brown, McCarthy Learning Solutions Manager, based in the firm’s Dallas office. “This effort includes a vigilant focus on safety and offering exceptional training so our craft can grow and develop in their careers. We recently worked to ensure consistency in position titles, training, promotion requirements, and compensation across all field occupations and now this grant will help us deliver even better training to more individuals across our Texas communities.”
How the Skills Development Fund Grant Will Be Used
McCarthy has partnered with Lone Star College in Houston to provide training classes on project sites. Some courses will follow standard curriculum and others will be customized and developed by Lone Star College in conjunction with McCarthy. Classes will be led by Lone Star instructors and McCarthy leadership. Training courses will start in late Q1 2023.