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North Lake College Partners with HMS Inc. for a $408,637 Job-Training Grant

IRVING —  North Lake College and HMS Inc. have partnered to provide training for 528 new or upgraded jobs using a $408,637 job-training grant from the Texas Workforce Commission’s Skills Development Fund.

The overall goal of the Skills Development fund is to increase the skill level and wages of the Texas workforce. The grant will be used to create or upgrade positions, including computer operations support, database administrators, executives and program analysts. Upon completion of training, workers will earn an average hourly wage of $18.80.

“We are fortunate to have HMS as a partner in this Skills Development initiative,” said North Lake President Dr. Herlinda Glasscock. “We commend the State of Texas for implementing this grant program designed to increase the skill level and potential of the Texas workforce.” The Skills Development Fund (SDF) grant between North Lake College and HMS Business Services, Inc. began on August 18, of 2008 and will continue through August 17, 2009.

Contact: North Lake College Project Manager Clarissa Davanay at (972) 273-3015.

North Lake College is a member of the Dallas County Community College system. Educational opportunities are offered by the Dallas County Community College system without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex or sexual orientation. Call (972) 273-3005 for more community forum information, or go to the college’s Web site at