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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
      • This program emphasizes new and incumbent employees for small businesses.
      • The program funds $1800 per new employee and $900 per incumbent employee.
      • Funding for training is for full-time employees.
      • All training must be provided by a public community or technical college.
      • Employers must pay the prevailing wage in their local labor markets.
      • Common training courses include: Customer Services, Quickbooks, CPR, Sales/Marketing.
      • Managers and business owners may be eligible to participate, dependent on job duties.
    • 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.
  • 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.