H1B Advanced Technology Grant



•  Will your unemployment benefits soon expire?

•  Are you considered a long term unemployed person?

•  Do you possess at minimum an Associate's Degree?


Underemployed Status also qualifies you for this Grant!

Advanced Technologies Certifications


Click here for the H1B Grant pre-qualification form. An advisor will contact you soon.


About the Grant

NCTC recently received a $5 million grant through North Central Texas Workforce Solutions aimed at assisting the long-term unemployed. The grant is designed to retrain educated workers in high demand, advanced technological fields for which area employers are seeking qualified workers. 


What does it pay for?

The H1B Grant pays tuition for the following Advanced Technology Programs:

  CISCO CCNA Certification preparation

  Server Support Program 

  Help Desk Program

  Network + and Security + Certification preparation

  Several Online-only Certificate Preparation training classes


How are the programs structured?

Specific training tracks can be elected through NCTC's Technical Division for college credit.  Once a grant recipient is accepted into the Grant program, the recipient can choose a training track to complete.  The Grant recipient receives a Grant paid, training track specific voucher (or vouchers) to take the appropriate certification exam(s) after the H1B Grant training is completed.


Who is eligible for the grant?

Grant recipients must:

  possess at least an Associate's Degree AND six (6) years experience in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, math)* OR

  possess a Bachelor's Degree AND four (4) years experience in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, math)* AND

  be considered a "long term" unemployed person (27 weeks or more), or be considered underemployed* (current earnings and benefits are significantly less than what you earned in your past STEM jobs) AND

  pass a criminal background check

  pass TABE (Tests of Adult Basic Education)

  take a Career Guidance Assessment

  speak to an intake advisor

  follow all procedures, rules and guidelines set by NCTC and instructors

How can I apply?

•  Complete the short Information Form. You will be contacted about the next admission session.

  At the admissions session, bring with you:

•   Resume

•   Transcript - complete with degree

•   Driver's License and Social Security card OR U.S. Passport (or other documents stating that you can work in the U.S.)

•  Unemployment benefits letter with start date (You can also self-attest to your unemployment status.)

•  Grant periods: We use ONGOING, ROLLING ADMISSIONS and offer FLEXIBLE START DATES for online training courses. Additional grant period for classroom based tracks: May/June for Fall Admission; October/November for Spring Admission


* We will evaluate your work experience on a case-by-case basis.

* Underemployed Status: We will evaluate your ability to qualify for the grant on a case-by-case basis.

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Coordinator: Michael Hake

Questions? 972-899-8419

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