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					Training, Colleges
                                                     Higher Education
and Universities                                     A wide array of universities and colleges
                                                     attract students from all over the world.

The Dallas–Fort Worth region offers a
variety of public and private schools, with                                                                                                               Denton
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robust programming in life sciences,
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engineering, and the arts. The University                                                                                                            1
of North Texas at Denton, the University
of Texas at Dallas, and the University of
Texas at Arlington are among Texas’ seven
“emerging research” universities and are
currently expanding program capabilities
and funding in an effort to become world-                                                                                                     35W
class “tier one” research institutions,
which are nationally recognized for the
highest levels of innovation and academic
excellence. UT Southwestern Medical
Center is among the nation’s best in
biology and biochemistry research,                                                                                                                  114
boasting countless clinical breakthroughs                                                                                81                                         Grapev
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and innovations.                                                                              199

     SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND

     A business, consortium of businesses, or
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     trade union identifies a training need and
     then partners with a public community or
     technical college to fill its specific needs.
     Businesses work with college partners to
     submit proposals, develop curricula and         We the
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     Fund pays for the training, the college                                                                     Fort Worth
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     create new jobs and improve the skills of                                                                                                       20
     their current workers.
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     INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING
     Below is a sample of other institutions
     of higher learning in Dallas–Fort Worth.                                                                                     35W
     Bethel University
     Grand Canyon University
     Kaplan College
     Le Cordon Bleu Institute of Culinary Arts
     LeTourneau University
     National University
     Ogle School-Dallas
     Parker University
                                                                  Private University
     Platt College
     Texas Barber Colleges and                                    Public University
      Hairstyling Schools                                         Community College
     University of Phoenix
     West Coast University



72     Dallas Economic Development Guide®            SOURCE:   Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

				
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