Worker Training

Worker TrainingConnecting Displaced Workers to Jobs

Do you want a better career but are not yet qualified? Do you think about going back to school, but worry about the time and cost, or whether you’ll learn anything that actually helps you advance?  Say Yes to Dallas and the Dallas Regional Chamber are pleased to present some workforce training program resources below.

Employee Training Resources in the Dallas Region

Per Scholas

Per Scholas opens doors to transformative technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities.

  • Cost: Free
  • Time: 8 hours/day for 15 weeks
  • Credentials available:
    • Google Professional IT Certificate
    • CompTIA A+
    • Net+
    • Software Engineer

Amazon Web Services

  • Cost: $237 of tuition at Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD)
  • Special requirements
    • Available at Brookhaven, El Centro, Richland, and North Lake only
    • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
    • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.
  • Time: Classes Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30pm for 8 weeks
  • Credentials Available:
    • AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Certification

Google Professional IT Certificate

  • Cost: $49/month
  • Special requirements: None
  • Time: under 6 months
  • Credentials Available:
    • Google Professional IT Certificate
  • Dallas online applications for programs offering Google Professional IT Certificate: 
    • Google
    • Per Scholas
    • Merit America
    • El Centro College of DCCCD
    • Year Up

L.I.F.T.

LIFT is providing a free forklift certification training program to adults with a high school diploma/equivalent.  LIFT develops confident, capable adults who value learning as a gateway to a better life.  Programs include workforce training, English acquisition, and GED preparation.  Email: https://lift-texas.org/contact/
  • Cost: Free

Merit America

Merit America provides a path to skilled careers for adults without bachelor’s degrees.

  • Cost: No upfront cost, only pay if you land a new job.
  • Time: 20-25 hours/week with flexible online and in-person learning based on your schedule
  • Credentials available:
    • Junior Java Developer
    • Google IT Support Professional
    • CNC Machining

NPower

NPower creates pathways to economic prosperity by launching digital careers for military veterans and veteran spouses.

  • Cost: Free
  • Special requirements: Must be a veteran or veteran spouse
  • Time: 13 weeks
  • Credentials available:
    • CompTIA certification
    • IT Generalist Apprenticeship
    • Cybersecurity – CompTIA Security+ and Network+
    • Cybersecurity Support Technician Certificate

Generation Dallas

Generation Dallas offers three training programs: customer care, customer service supervisor, or cloud support engineer.

  • Cost: Free
  • Special requirements:
    • Supervisor program: currently employed in retail, customer-facing, hospitality or other service role
  • Time: 6 weeks, part-time
  • Credentials Available:
    • Customer Service Supervisor
    • National Retail Federation Customer Service and Sales Certificate

Retail Pay$ | Dallas Community College District

  • Cost: Free
  • Special requirements: must be working in the retail industry, or recently unemployed from the retail industry
  • Time: At your own pace
  • Credentials Available through Penn Foster:
    • High School Diploma
    • Retail Industry Fundamentals Credential
    • Retail Associate Certificate
    • Guest Services Agent Career Diploma
    • Retail Supervisor Career Diploma
  • Credentials Available through DCCCD:
    • Supervisor Certificate Fast Track

Retail Pay$ | Penn Foster

  • Cost: Free
  • Special requirements: must be working in the retail industry, or recently unemployed from the retail industry
  • Time: At your own pace
  • Credentials Available through Penn Foster:
    • High School Diploma
    • Retail Industry Fundamentals Credential
    • Retail Associate Certificate
    • Guest Services Agent Career Diploma
    • Retail Supervisor Career Diploma

Year Up

Year Up enables young adults to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in just one year.

  • Cost: Free
  • Special requirements: must be between the ages of 18-24 years old
  • Time: 1 year
  • Credentials Available:
    • Google Professional IT Certificate
    • Associates of Business Administration

Coursera

  • Cost: Varies, free courses available
  • Special requirements: none
  • Time: varies by degree track
  • Credentials Available:
    • Select from hundreds of courses here.

edX

  • Cost: varies, free courses available
  • Special requirements: none
  • Time: varies by degree track
  • Credentials Available:
    • Select from hundreds of courses here.

Grow with Google

  • Cost: varies, free courses available
  • Special requirements: none
  • Time: varies by course
  • Credentials Available:
    • Select from dozens of courses here.