TechHire sponsored programs include IT, Engineering Technology, and Manufacturing

Effective July 1, 2018, the North Texas TechHire Partnership (TechHire) has a change in its entry criteria for GPA. Previously, a minimum GPA of 2.5 was required to be eligible for the grant. Effective immediately, entry GPA will be considered as one of several factors when determining grant acceptance.

Please contact the TechHire staff if you have any questions regarding this change, (940) 498-6440

Note: Once admitted into the grant, participants are still required to maintain a 2.5 GPA moving forward.

About Us

The North Texas TechHire Partnership (NTTP): Creating IT and Advanced Manufacturing Careers for Disconnected Youth and Other Low-Wage Workers focuses on on youth and young adults, ages 17-29, with barriers to employment, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities, limited English proficiency, criminal records, and long-term unemployment. The goal is to provide program participants with valuable training and work experiences in two high skill, well-paying industries-IT and advanced manufacturing.

These efforts will then spread over more than 20 cities and towns in North Texas, bringing together dozens of employers, business-related nonprofit organizations, education and training providers, and workforce investment boards to train 450 young adults and other underemployed workers with serious barriers to employment.

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a TechHire grant to North Central Texas College (NCTC) for over $3.9 million. Only 39 entities in the country received this grant. The grant will be used to scale its existing career and technical programs in Information Technology, Machining, Electrical, and Drafting Technologies to provide training, including work experience opportunities, to participants. Participants will receive supportive services and assistance, including tuition assistance and career services.

Benefits to Participants

Student Benefits add
  • High tech education programs in Information Technology and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Partially paid tuition and fees based on demonstrated financial need
  • Paid internships, apprenticeships and on-the-job training
  • Education and employment student support services and success coaching
  • Variety in programs including credit & non-credit; traditional, hybrid & online courses; and multiple program starts annually
  • Connections with North Texas industry employers and community partners
NTTP Employers Benefits add

There are several benefits to being an employer partner of NTTP.

  • Reimbursement for companies providing internships and OJT opportunities to students on a sliding scale.
  • Training for incumbent workers who lack the skills to advance in the work place
  • Create connections to a trained workforce

NTTP has 15 core employer partners, but there is always room for more. Join us in transforming our communities and families by preparing the North Texas workforce for the jobs of today and tomorrow!

Employer Inquiry Form

Contact Us

If you're interested in applying for the TechHire grant, contact a coach to schedule an information session. Also, please reach out to us if you have any questions.

Debra Russell
(940) 498-6440