Office of the Governor - Greg Abbott

Texas Workforce Investment Council

Texas Workforce System Programs & Services

The Texas workforce system is composed of 18 programs, as well as five academic education programs at the secondary and postsecondary levels. These programs are administered by eight state agencies and 28 local workforce boards, as well as independent school districts, community and technical colleges, and local adult education providers.

The Council works with its workforce system partners to promote and enable state-level coordination and collaboration among workforce programs and the agencies that administer them, as well as other system stakeholders.

Vision: An innovative, world-class Texas workforce system ensures success in a dynamic global economy.

Mission: The mission of the Texas workforce system is to position Texas as a global economic leader by growing and sustaining a competitive workforce, aligning programs with employer needs, integrating system services, and leveraging partnerships.

Workforce system partners include:

Workforce system programs include:

Texas Agency

Program

Who Is Served?

Department of Criminal Justice

Postsecondary Community and Technical Colleges Corrections

Individuals 25 and younger in state prisons and jails with a high school diploma or the equivalent; and within five years of parole eligibility

Secondary Academic Education Windham

Incarcerated adults who do not have a high school diploma or the equivalent

Secondary Technical Education Windham

Incarcerated adults in state prisons and jails, without a high school diploma or the equivalent

Education Agency

Secondary Career Technical Education, Perkins Act

Secondary students

Secondary Education

Secondary students

Higher Education Coordinating Board

Community and Technical College Academic Education

Students with a high school diploma or the equivalent

Community and Technical College Technical Education

Students with a high school diploma or the equivalent

Juvenile Justice Department

Secondary Academic Youth Corrections

Secondary students in youth correctional facilities

Secondary Technical Youth Corrections Secondary students in youth correctional facilities

Veterans Commission

Veterans Employment and Training

Any person who served on active duty for 180 days and was honorably discharged or released because of a service-connected disability

Workforce Commission

Adult Education, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title II

Persons at least 16 years old and not registered in a secondary school and who lack basic education skills

Adults, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I

Adults and youth, 16 years or older, with a high school diploma or equivalent

Apprenticeship, Chapter 133

Students with a high school diploma or the equivalent

Dislocated Workers, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I

Dislocated workers who are unemployed due to layoffs or adverse market conditions and unlikely to return to their jobs

Employment Services – Wagner Peyser, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title III

All applicants looking for work and all employers seeking employees

Rehabilitation Services, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title IV

Adults who are blind or visually impaired, or with a mental or physical disability

Self-Sufficiency Fund

Recipients of TANF or SNAP benefits, or a parent, with wages at or below $37,000

Senior Community Service Employment Program

Low income adults aged 55 or older

Skills Development Fund

Adult incumbent workers in need of updated skills, or adults to be hired upon completion of training

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP)

Recipients are mandatory work registrants, unemployed, or employed less than full time, and able to work

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Choices (TANF)

Eligible single-parent families and eligible two-parent families with children

Trade Adjustment Assistance

Workers adversely affected by trade agreements as certified by the U.S. Department of Labor

Youth, Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Title I

Persons between age 14 and 21, who face barriers to school completion or employment