Texas Workforce Funding


Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

This scholarship program brings ...

  • training and employment for adults, dislocated workers, and youth, plus
  • adult education programs and Vocational Rehabilitation programs to assist individuals with disabilities.

Community Outreach - Career & Professional Education at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi provides online non-academic career training options to enhance job readiness or a career pathway for eligible students. Many of our training programs lead to industry or national certification. This opportunity secures funding for WIOA eligible students covering tuition and any required costs and fees.

 WIOA-DW = National Dislocated Worker Grants (DWGs)  

DWGs are discretionary grants awarded by the Secretary of Labor, under Section 170 of WIOA. DWGs provide resources to states and other eligible applicants to respond to large, unexpected layoff events causing significant job losses. This funding is intended to temporarily expand capacity to serve dislocated workers, including military service members, and meet the increased demand for WIOA employment and training services, with a purpose to reemploy laid off workers and enhance their employability and earnings. Disaster DWGs provide funding to create temporary employment opportunities to assist with clean-up and recovery efforts, when an area impacted by disaster is declared eligible for public assistance by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) or otherwise recognized by a Federal agency with authority or jurisdiction over Federal response to the emergency or disaster.  (For Background information, visit https://www.doleta.gov/DWGs/eta_default.cfm)

 

 



Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)

If you become unemployed or are threatended with job loss due to the impact of internatinal trade and reside in Texas, we recommend you look into the Texas Workforce Commission TAA program.  Let your local Texas American Job Centers, otherwise known as "One-Stop Career Centers", help you.   

Workforce Trade Adjustment Assistance


Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) - Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)

The DARS VR program help Texans with disabilities prepare for, find or keep employment.  This program also helps participants with disabilities plan the jump from school to work.  Gain skills needed for a career, learn how to prepare for a job interview and more to help increase your productivity and independence.  Work related services are individualized and may include training, job placement assistance, and other services.   Video available >>>

 

Training providers, such as universities, use a targeted occupation list established by Workforce Development Boards to determine needed workforce training. The occupations with the highest growth and wage potential area appear on this list. The targeted occupation list is determined using historical data, Texas Workforce Commission labor market information and local insight.