TPTI Awarded Texas Workforce Commission’s Self Sufficiency Fund Grant

TPTI Awarded Texas Workforce Commission’s Self Sufficiency Fund Grant


February 4, 2020

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Arlington, Texas    January 22, 2020    Texas Premier Technology Institute (TPTI) has received a Self Sufficiency Fund Grant, awarded to worthy recipients by The Texas Workforce Commission’s Outreach and Development Board. The grant pays for curriculum development, instructor fees and certifications, training materials, certain work-related expenses for trainees and some training equipment. Applicants may receive up to $500,000 per proposal.

The Self Sufficiency Fund provides training grants to community and technical colleges and community-based organizations 501(c )(3) which deliver occupational training that must lead to an acceptable industry recognized certification for adult recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or individuals who are At-Risk of becoming dependent on public assistance.

“The most significant thing about winning this award is our ability to provide even greater access to technology training and support services to individuals who have come to us with conditions that limit their ability to fully embrace employment opportunities,” said Therelee D. Washington II, Founder-CEO, Texas Premier Technology Institute.

“This award will help us significantly enhance students’ options and economic leverage, giving them more tangible access to specialized, higher paying job opportunities,” he added.

TPTI has always been active throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area since its inception, offering activities such as their free Youth Technology Aspire Program, a 3-day workshop comprised of introductions into technology careers and fundamentals for 13-18 year old students.

By first discovering a student’s interest then guiding them in creating their own roadmap, TPTI ensures students’ engagement in the learning and discovery process. Evidence of TPTI’s success is also seen in another recent accolade naming TPTI Best Technology Career Training Centre Texas by US Business News 2019 Technology Elite Award.

About Texas Premier Technology Institute (TPTI)

Texas Premier Technology Institute, Inc., (TPTI) is a Texas Non-Profit Corporation – Licensed Career School of Texas (S4597) established to prepare students for the burgeoning Information Technology industry.

Our integrated instruction and programs prepare students to excel in the competitive world of technology. Upon completion, TPTI students are also prepared to take exams offered by our partner channels: Microsoft IT Academy, Cisco Net Academy and CompTIA. TPTI students can work toward a wide range of certifications as they are guided and taught by our certified instructors, all of whom are experienced subject matter experts.

Whether you’re familiar with TPTI or not, we hope you’ll join us to celebrate our shining moment. We love getting to know local business leaders and influencers because we realize that you appreciate the value of achievement and the rewards of winning.


Texas Premier Technology Institute

Self Sufficiency Fund Grant Presentation

Friday, February 21, 2020

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Holiday Inn Arlington – Grand Ballroom

1311 Wet ‘n Wild Way

Arlington, TX 76011

Please RSVP by February 14, 2020


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