Workforce Development

Training Grants Now Available

ACE is committed to providing opportunity both to the potential and existing employees and employers. We pride ourselves in developing programs that fit our community's workforce needs. Our dedicated instructors, experienced staff, and enthusiastic students make our division one of the most dynamic in the college.

Utilizing unemployment tax dollars, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) offers grants assisting employers in developing customized training programs for their workers. The Skills Development Fund is Texas' premier job training program for businesses and workers to increase the skill levels and wages of the Texas workforce. The TWC administers the program through partnerships with colleges, including North Central Texas College. Businesses in Cooke, Denton, Montague and parts of Young counties are eligible to partner with ACE on SDF grants.

Examples of Training Provided

Welding student
  • Basic Measurement Tools & Metrology
  • Blue Print Reading for Construction
  • Compressor Operation & Maintenance
  • Computer Numeric Control (CNC)
    • Metal Cutting Technology
    • Shop Floor Manager Operation
    • Water Jet Control Panel Operation
    • Water Jet Operation
    • Operation
  • Customer Service
  • Electrical Basics
  • Electrical Safety
  • Electrical Theory and Drawings
  • Ergonomics
  • Final Assembly Operation
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Forklift Operator
  • G Code Programming
  • Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerances (GD&T)
  • Lean Manufacturing - Advanced
  • Lean Manufacturing - Beginning
  • Lock Out / Tag Out
  • Logistics (CLA/CLT)
  • Microsoft Access - Level 1
  • Microsoft Excel - Level 1
  • Microsoft Excel - Level 2
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Movement of Materials with Hoists
  • Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) 10-hour
  • Sasso Programmable Stone Cutting Saw Control Panel Operation
  • Solid Works Essentials
  • Supervisor (Beginning and Advanced)
  • Troubleshooting Electrical and Motor Systems
  • Videojet© Equipment Maintenance
  • Workplace Directions for Manufacturing (24 hour)

Industry Partners include:

  • Advanced Temporaries
  • Bowie Industries    
  • Empire Granite
  • Flowers Baking Co.
  • GE
  • Jostens
  • MFG
  • Novolex
  • Team Fishel
  • TriTex Cabinets

ACE Partnerships

  • Economic Development Corporations in Denton, Sanger, Pilot Point, Bowie and Gainesville
  • Alliance Opportunity Center
  • North Central Texas Council of Government
  • Other community organizations who address the education and employment needs of the community

A Win-Win

Skills Development grant funds provide NO-COST training to employers in ACE’s service area. ACE assists with the grant proposal, finds qualified and effective trainers, and helps to set the training schedule. Classes are customized to meet your business needs. The objectives and outcomes are tailored to help you and your managers reach company goals. Make an appointment today!

Questions or for an Appointment

Contact Judge Christian, Workforce Development Coordinator at or (940) 668-7731, ext. 4914