On April 26th, 2023, Dallas City Council approved funding for the Upskilling Dallas Program.
This grant, supported by ARPA funds, provides workforce training to re-skill or up-skill city of Dallas residents that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and who are members of low to moderate income households. This workforce training addresses the skills gap in the Dallas labor market for advanced Information Technology (IT) and social human services for working aged adults.
The awardees, Dallas College and Metrocare Services, will provide training for registered behavior technicians (RBT) and industry recognized IT certifications in high demand areas. In addition, job readiness and employment placement services are included for all participating individuals.