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Workforce Solutions Deep East Texas

Training Your Workforce

Here are several resources available for updating the skills of current employees and training new employees

  • Work with higher education partners to create custom training programs for employees. 
    • Customized job training projects through the Skills Development Fund
    • Skills for Small Business supports businesses with fewer than 100 employees and emphasizes training for new and incumbent workers
    • The Self-Sufficiency Fund, administered by the Texas Workforce Commission, is aimed at customized job training programs for public assistance recipients or individuals with annual wages at or below $37,000 to obtain training and jobs that will allow them to become independent from government financial assistance.
  • The Texas Industry Partnership (TIP) program supports collaborations between local workforce development boards and industry partners through the leveraging of matching contributions of cash or qualifying expenditures for occupational job training. Match funds must support certain WIOA activities and focus on six designated industry clusters: Advanced Technologies and Manufacturing; Aerospace and Defense; Biotechnology and Life Sciences; Information technology; Petroleum Refining and Chemical Products; and Energy.
  • Workshops/Training for employers and employees. Explore these 5 minute video courses with topics for entry-level staff, mid-level employees, managers, supervisors. Instructions for access:  Enter WSDET as the registration code and select Register. Enter First Name, Last Name and Email then select Complete Registration. An email will be sent to your inbox to verify your information.
  • Become a work site for our Work Experience program and provide interns an opportunity to experience on-the-job training
  • Through our partners at Angelina College, the adult education and literacy program provides English language, math, reading, and writing instruction to help your employees acquire the skills needed to succeed in the workforce
  • Registered Apprenticeship - Apprenticeship is an industry-driven, high-quality career pathway where employers can develop and prepare their future workforce, and individuals can obtain paid work experience, classroom instruction, and a portable, nationally-recognized credential.