Network Partnerships

The key to the Workforce Development system is the creation of one-stop Workforce Centers, where the various employment and training programs are co-located under the same roof, providing a full array of services to the individual Center’s customers.

Community resources are used in assisting participants into unsubsidized employment, which provides good career potential for achieving economic self-sufficiency. This will include coordination with agencies outside of the Workforce Center such as Adult Education and Literacy programs, Senior Texas Employment Plan (STEP), Employers, Trade Associations, Disability and Rehabilitation services, Colleges and Universities, Community-based Organizations, and many more. The Texas Legislature has also directed the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services to partner with local Workforce Centers to more effectively serve this valuable components of our working community.

In an effort to transform the way it manages, designs and delivers employment and training services, East Texas has worked to create an integrated workforce development system that is flexible, market-based and customer-focused. The impact and future of this system depends largely on how well it engages employers who offer the jobs that are needed by our job-seeking customers. Meeting the challenge of employer engagement is critical to a successful welfare reform effort involving partnership with businesses and other employers.

Network Partners

Along with being funded by the Texas Workforce Commission, we partner with a wide variety of organizations locally to fulfill our services and mission.

Federal and State Agencies
Workforce Solutions East Texas Board Contractors
Universities
Predominately African American Colleges
Community and Technical Colleges
Local Partners
  • Literacy Council of Tyler (http://www.lcotyler.org/)
    • Grant Recipient for the Texas Workforce Commission Adult Education and Literacy Program
  • Area Economic Development Organizations, represented by the Northeast Texas Economic Developers Roundtable (http://therightcorner.com/)