System Partners and Programs

Texas Workforce System

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