Inspirus Awarded $198,503 Texas Workforce Commission Skills Development Fund Grant

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Inspirus will partner with Tarrant County College (TCC) and Divergence Academy to provide on-site job training.

Inspirus accepted a Skills Development Fund grant last week awarded by the TWC. Inspirus will partner with Tarrant County College and Divergence Academy to provide on-site training to employees.

Inspirus, a Sodexo Group company and leader in elevating employee experiences and optimizing organizational culture through people-focused SaaS technology and integrated solutions, has been awarded a $198,503 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Partnering with Divergence Academy of Addison, Texas, and Tarrant County College (TCC), Inspirus will provide on-site job training.

TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar presented the check to Inspirus at the official signing event held at Tarrant County College. Inspirus will use the grant to provide 3,816 customized training hours to 96 new and incumbent workers by providing corporate learning in high-value areas. Courses include Development Operations Engineering with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Data Analytics and Warehousing, Cybersecurity Awareness, Microservices Data Architecture, Pentaho Business Analytics for Splunk and SQL Queries. All courses will be hands-on with technology simulations in instructor-led learning labs at the Inspirus corporate office, bringing the training directly to the employee workplace.

“Skills grants deliver customized training solutions that help Texas employers and workers succeed in the marketplace, and we are extremely fortunate to have received this 2018 award to enhance the education of our employees,” said Lesa Blakey, VP of HR and Culture at Inspirus.

“The money from the Skills Development Fund will help Inspirus continue to invest in our employees. Employees want opportunities to grow, learn and develop in demand technology skills to advance their careers and enhance their job performance. This will continue to enable Inspirus to bring vanguard technology to the Human Capital Management marketplace,” added Tim Hough, CIO and SVP, IT.

Sravan Ankaraju, CEO and Co-Founder of Divergence Academy states, “I’m honored to accelerate the initiatives of Inspirus. They are the best in emerging technologies. Inspirus is innovative, agile and flexible to allow employee paid training during work time for their team, and we are excited to get started.”

Since its inception in 1996, Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 342,428 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 4,238 employers with their customized training needs. The Skills Development Fund was allocated $48.5 million for 2016-17.

About Inspirus
Inspirus believes employees make up the foundation of culture, which is shaped and evolved through everyday experiences that are essential to the development of strong, high-performing organizations. We seek to influence the employee experience through our six Quality of Life dimensions: recognition, health and well-being, personal growth, physical environment, social interaction, and ease and efficiency.

Only Inspirus combines an integrated rewards engine, learning courses, communication tools and analytics into a single platform spanning recognition, well-being, safety, milestone awards and community involvement. Through Sodexo’s broader mission of improving the Quality of Life of all we serve, Inspirus aims to bring joy to work, one experience at a time.

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