TechHire

TechHire sponsored programs include IT, Engineering Technology, and Manufacturing

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, Engineering Technology (formerly known as Drafting), and Industrial Technology
  • Partially paid tuition and fees
  • Paid internship opportunities
  • Education and employment student support services and success coaching
  • Variety in programs including:
    • credit & non-credit
    • traditional, hybrid and online courses
    • industry standard certification boot camps
    • multiple program starts annually
  • Connections with North Texas industry employers and community partners
  • Training options from 5 weeks to 2 years
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
  • Industry standard certification boot camps

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

Contact us if you are interested in applying for the grant, scheduling an info session, or with any questions.

Debra Russell
(940) 498-6440
drussell@nctc.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Who qualifies for the TechHire grant? add

Several groups of individuals qualify for the TechHire grant. Participants are either studying or working in Information Technology, Engineering Technology, or Industrial Technology. These groups include students 17 to 29 years old with barriers to education and or employment, students age 30 and older who are unemployed, underemployed, or dislocated workers, and incumbent workers of any age. If you are unsure about your qualifications, please call us at (940) 498-6440.

Does it cost anything to apply for the TechHire grant? add

 No. It does not cost anything to be a part of the TechHire grant.

How do I apply for the TechHire grant? add

The first step in the application process is attending an info session. Call (940) 498-6440 to sign up for a 30 minute info session.

Do I need a certain GPA to apply? add

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

Do I have to work for TechHire after I graduate? add

No. Participants are not required to work for TechHire or any of TechHire’s business partners.

Do I have to pay the money back that I receive through TechHire? add

No. This is a grant, not a loan. The benefits received through the grant do not have to be paid back by the participants.