SELF-SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM

The Self-Sufficiency Fund Program, through the Texas Workforce Commission, will provide  low-income adults with job and occupational skills training in Welding, Construction, and Warehouse with Houston Community College. Upon completion, each trainee with be placed in high-demand, high-skills industries, by working with the Change Happens! Workforce developer and other community partners.

 

The program seeks to:

  •  Provide training for targeted employment opportunities to allow adult Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and individuals at risk of becoming dependent on public assistance to achieve self-sufficiency;

  • Develop projects that will create jobs in the workforce areas through collaboration 

  •  Develop projects that at the completion of training will result in the attainment of an industry recognized certificate or credential for the participants in the training project.

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Must live in Harris county at the time of enrollment

  • Must be at risk of becoming dependent on public assistance 

  • Earn less than $37,000 a year

  • Has a desire to better their situation 

  • Willing to meet the program requirements and attend all required     trainings and appointments.

 

Training Areas:

  • Construction

    • Certified Logistics

    • Construction Electrical Worker Level 1

    • Core curriculum

  • Warehouse

    • Forklift Safety Operator

  • Welding

    • Welder Level 1

    • Core curriculum

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

KIRA PROMISE, PROGRAM COORDINATOR

(713) 374-1272

KPROMISE@CHANGEHAPPENSTX.ORG