Grants Funding & Apprenticeships

Grants Funding & Apprenticeships

Del Mar College is a proud partner of the Texas Workforce Commissions (TWC) Skills Development Fund (SDF) program and Skills for Small Business Grant.

The Skills for Small Business (SSB) program provides the opportunity to address the specific training needs of small businesses in our region.  

The Skills Development Fund program provides the opportunity to fund site-specific, customized training for businesses to increase the skill levels and wages of their employees.

Success is obtained through the collaboration of TWC, Del Mar College, the local Workforce Development Board, and our business partners. If you would like to take advantage of an SDF or SSB program, please reach out to our Grants team for more information.

Skills Development Fund

The SDF Grant Program can fund for training up to $2,000 for each employee (new or existing) in a 12-month period. To be considered for a Skills Development Fund grant you must:

  • Partner with an eligible grant applicant, such as Del Mar College, a public community college
  • Actively collaborate in the planning and design of the customized training project
  • Pay wages equal to or greater than the prevailing wage for the listed occupations
  • Sign an agreement with the eligible grant applicant – Del Mar College
  • Document and provide project participant data to the Texas Workforce Board
  • Additional requirements and parameters may apply!

Skills for Small Business

The SSB Grant Program can pay for training up to $1,800 for each new employee and $900 for existing employees in a 12-month period.  To be considered for a Skills for Small Business grant you must:

  • Be a private business employing 99 or less individuals company wide
  • Be financially stable, and liable to pay Unemployment Insurance contributions; in compliance with reporting and payment requirements
  • Be in compliance with the Texas Business and Commerce Code
  • Additional requirements and parameters may apply! 

registered apprenticeship programs

Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs) are industry-driven, career pathways that combine classroom instruction with work-based learning to meet the training needs of local employers across several industries. Contact us to develop new or expand existing RAPs in the following high demand industries:

  • Construction
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Transportation
  • And many more!

more information about Small Business support services

 Corporate services customized Training

For more information on training grants through the Texas Workforce Commission, contact Angela Saiz, Director at (361) 698-2716 or

Page last updated April 24, 2024.

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Corpus Christi, TX 78404
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Corpus Christi, TX 78411

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