Workforce Career & Education Outreach Pilot Program

Expose. Educate. Engage.

Partner with us in our virtual resources!

As the impact of Coronavirus or COVID-19 continues to unfold in our communities, Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas remains committed to prioritizing the needs of our employers and educators in the months ahead.The Career and Education Outreach team has changed the way in which we deliver services in order to accommodate the changing needs of our school district partners.  Feel free to use our toolkit, hop on a webinar, or download our weekly units as explore in-demand careers virtually for the next six weeks.

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Teachers:

As your student learning shifts to online, we are also moving our tools, resources, and services online so that we can partner with you and sustain student services. We are offering a six-week virtual delivery service for you and your students to participate in such as access to our toolkit, virtual student career appointments, and fun weekly activities. Each week has a new and relevant focus, from virtual communication to careers in the healthcare field. We are so excited to begin this six-week online journey with you all. Register below to get started!

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Parents:

As you navigate your children learning from home, we have tips and resources for you as well! Make sure you plug into our six-week virtual delivery service so you can access all of the career-related tools we have available for you. From activities covering employability skills and the labor market to fun career-related videos you and your child can watch, our resources have it all. Be sure to register below for access to our six-week virtual delivery service!

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Students:

Making the switch from classroom learning to online learning can be tough - we are here to help! Now more than ever it is critical to be aware of not only the West Central Texas labor market and careers that are in-demand in our area, but the needs of employers during a crisis situation and how to navigate the logistics of online learning. We have moved our resources online so we can continue our career conversation virtually. Sign up for a virtual one-on-one career appointment or check out one of our videos in our toolkit about career-related topics. We look forward to seeing you and chatting about your future career online soon!

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Goals

  • Expose: Bringing awareness to career possibilities for students in grades 6-12 at 26 participating school districts
  • Educate: Providing support and training for educators, administrators, and parents as they prepare students for their future careers
  • Engage: Encouraging industry and communities to get involved in developing the talent pipeline of future employees

About the Pilot Program

The Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas Board received an $800,000 Workforce Career and Education Outreach Specialist Grant from the Texas Workforce Commission to launch a two-year pilot program in partnership with Region XIV Education Service Center and 26 participating school districts throughout the region. The program will expand student career services around the region, bringing awareness to high demand jobs and equipping middle and high school students with tools and information to prepare for their future careers. 

Workforce Specialist staff will also work closely with school district personnel, post-secondary training providers, employers, and community partners to enhance career education opportunities available to students. This pilot program is anticipated to directly impact thousands of students throughout the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school years.

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Participating School Districts

  • Brown County: Bangs ISD, Brownwood ISD, Brookesmith ISD
  • Callahan County: Clyde ISD, Eula ISD
  • Coleman County: Coleman ISD
  • Comanche County: DeLeon ISD, Gustine ISD
  • Fisher County: Roby CISD
  • Haskell County: Haskell CISD, Paint Creek ISD, Stamford ISD
  • Jones County: Lueders-Avoca ISD, Hamlin ISD
  • Mitchell County: Loraine ISD
  • Nolan County: Roscoe ISD
  • Scurry County: Ira ISD, Snyder ISD
  • Shackelford County: Albany ISD
  • Stephens County: Breckenridge ISD
  • Taylor County: Abilene ISD, Merkel ISD, Trent ISD, Wylie ISD
  • Throckmorton County: Throckmorton ISD

Want to know more? Contact our team!

Read the CEO Quarterly Update (PDF)