Dallas College News Update


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For immediate release — June 6, 2023

(IRVING, Texas) — The Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor have awarded Dallas College and Gainwell Technologies (Gainwell) grants totaling $1,045,269 to provide advanced training through Dallas College for more than 500 employees at Gainwell, a market leader in developing and implementing technology that powers state Medicaid agencies.

The award will be celebrated at a June 7 check-signing ceremony at Gainwell’s campus in Irving. The total award consists of two grants: the Texas Workforce Commission’s “Skills Development Fund” grant, which provides $468,309 to train Gainwell team members in Texas, and the U.S. Department of Labor’s $576,960 “Federal Innovative Strategies — One Workforce” grant, which will be used to train Gainwell employees across the nation.

The 16,000 hours of advanced technology training that will be provided by Dallas College for Gainwell is highly IT-driven and focused on developing skilled, technical talent. Courses range from Big Data Engineering and Amazon Web Services to Agile Leadership and Data Analytics.

Other training under the grant includes Python for Data Analytics, Tableau, Shift Left Thinking, Project Management, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Agile Leadership, Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) and ISTQB Certified Tester training.

“We deeply appreciate the ongoing confidence that the Texas Workforce Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and area employers place in Dallas College as an experienced, results-focused provider of high-quality workforce training,” said Dallas College Project Leader Julie Carey. “We also extend our sincere appreciation to the Texas Workforce Commission and Department of Labor for awarding these grants and the immediate impact they will make in training and advancing Gainwell Technologies employees’ success.”

“As Gainwell’s chief technology officer, I lead a talented team that unleashes the power of technology to help bring quality health care to those who need it most,” said Jacob Sims. “The training provided through these grants enables our people to harness the true promise of cloud technology, artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics to innovate at unprecedented speed for our clients.”

Upon completion of this training, Dallas College plans to continue working with the Texas Workforce Commission to receive additional Skills Development Fund​ grants to offer training opportunities to additional North Texas businesses.

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About Dallas College

Dallas College, formerly the Dallas County Community College District, was founded in 1965 and consists of seven campuses: Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland. Dallas College offers online learning and serves more than 125,000 credit and continuing education students annually. Dallas College also offers dual credit for students in partner high schools and early college high schools throughout Dallas County. Students benefit from partnerships with local business leaders, school districts and four-year universities, and Dallas College offers associate degree and career/technical certificate programs in more than 100 areas of study, as well as a bachelor’s degree in education. Based on annual enrollment, it is the largest community college in Texas.

About Gainwell Technologies

Gainwell Technologies is the leading provider of digital and cloud-enabled solutions vital to the administration and operations of health and human services programs. With more than 50 years of proven experience, Gainwell has a reputation for service excellence and unparalleled industry expertise. We offer clients scalable and flexible solutions for their most complex challenges. These capabilities make us a trusted partner for organizations seeking reliability, innovation and transformational outcomes. Learn more at GainwellTechnologies.com.