Lifting unemployed and underemployed North Texans out of poverty through education and multidimensional support tailored to each student's circumstances, Skill QUEST sponsors low income workers with the determination to succeed in life.
As a workforce intermediary, Skill QUEST enables program participants to obtain the job skills, certifications, training, tools and supplies needed to move directly into jobs paying family living wages, with benefits and a career path, with quality North Texas employers.
Beginning with community outreach to identify and partner with employers needing skilled workers, Skill QUEST only sponsors training where there is assurance of an interview for just such a job upon completion of the long term (typically 2-3 years) training required.
Skill QUEST is really excited about September 18th this year. Since being awarded $500,000.00 from the State's ACE Fund, we are visiting with all our students, past and present, talking with every one of our generous donors who have supported us through the years, and networking throughout the community with individuals, private businesses, city and county officials, and others to grow our funding base, not only to match the state's funds, but also to insure low income working adults throughout north Texas will always have a clear pathway out of poverty and into great jobs that pay a family living wage plus provide good benefits and a rewarding career path. Won't you help us help our neighbors? Just get up on September 18th, log into your computer, visit www.NorthTexasGivingDay.org, search for "Skill QUEST", and make your donation to Skill QUEST. Through the generosity of groups like Communities Foundation of Texas, every gift of at least $25.00 made between 6 am and midnight will be multiplied with funds from third parties. Help us make your funds go farther as we all work to make good jobs a reality for everyone who's willing to work to acquire the skills required.
Skill QUEST Awarded $500,000.00 ACE Fund Matching Grant and is Open for New Enrollment
May 27, 2014: Skill QUEST announced at a press conference today it is the recipient of a $500,000.00 matching grant from the State of Texas ACE Fund to continue and expand its workforce intermediary activities in North Texas. Executive Director Dr. Priscilla Kimery said that with matching funds from other sources, this will bring a total of a million dollars or more to Skill QUEST's long term training for high wage, high demand jobs. CLICK HERE to view the entire 22 minute press conference. To view WFAA's (Dallas TV Channel 8) video coverage, please CLICK HERE.
The next Orientation session for prospective program participants will be held:
- July 29, 2014: 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Room 204 of the Community Life Center, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 3811 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219
To learn about current qualifications and requirements, please download the 2014/2015 Flyer for Dallas and Collin Counties in PDF format by CLICKING HERE. To download our Skill QUEST sponsorship application form, please CLICK HERE.
Skill QUEST students with polo shirts featuring the new Skill QUEST logo.
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