The City of Eagle Pass along with its partners at the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) work hand-in-hand to make sure we consistently improve our young workforce. TWC offers many great programs available to existing and new companies that are looking to move or expand their operations to Eagle Pass. Whether it’s targeting incoming workers from high school, to professionals that have been in the field for years, the TWC has something to offer.
Here are a few programs available under workforce development:
On-the-Job Training (OJT) - provides a unique opportunity for participants who already posses some job-related skills to "learn as they earn." By participating in training as an employee, the participant acquires new skills, while earning wages. The employer benefits by being reimbursed for the participant’s wages for 6 months, while having the service of a full-time employee.
Self-Sufficiency Fund -The Self-Sufficiency Fund Program, administered by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), assists businesses by designing, financing, and implementing customized job training programs in partnership with public community and technical colleges, a higher education extension service, community-based organizations for the creation of new jobs and/or the retraining of existing workforce. The goal of the Self-Sufficiency Fund is to assist recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families ( TANF), Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), or a parent, including noncustodial parent whose annual wages are at or below $37,000 to obtain training, get jobs, and become independent of government financial assistance.
Skills Development Fund - As a Texas employer, you are the focus of the Skills Development Fund. As an employer, you provide two things- a desire to collaborate with other partners involved with the project and the commitment to see the project through to completion. Together, under the Skills Development Fund program, businesses gain a more highly trained workforce, workers upgrade their skills, and the Texas economy is strengthened.