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Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area


Business Services Series

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA) is committed to connecting you to best practices, resources and thought leaders to empower your business or career. 

Explore some of the webinars we've hosted with workforce and education experts from across Texas, and the nation:

WSRCA Webinar: SCORE Small Business Reopening Toolkit & Free Business Mentoring

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area and SCORE joined to review their new Coronavirus Small Business Reopening Checklist, a complete toolkit to ensure that small business owners can reopen successfully while keeping employees and customers safe.

Learn more about:

  • COVID-19 business guidelines based on location and industry
  • Staffing policies, plans and best practices
  • Social distancing tips and safety precautions
  • Financial and marketing advice
  • Government guidelines and information from the CDC
  • The opportunity to request a free, expert business mentor from SCORE

As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration, SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs since 1964.

WSRCA Webinar: ACC & the Skills Development Fund COVID-19 Special Training Initiative Grant

WSRCA hosted a discussion with Randy Floyd, with Austin Community College's School of Manufacturing, to review the Skills Development Fund COVID-19 Special Training Initiative grant released by the Texas Workforce Commission.

Explore the application, the specific training options available (currently all virtual), and how to fill out paperwork when you’re ready to apply.

WSRCA Webinar: The Future of Education and Work

WSRCA hosted a discussion on the Future of Education & Work with Dr. Nicole Smith, of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

Dr. Smith leads their efforts on econometric and methodological work. She is part of a team of economists working on a project to map, forecast and monitor human capital development and career pathways.

Review some of the impacts that COVID-19 has had on the workforce and higher education across populations, and steps we can take as we recover to prepare for new jobs, while creating equity.

Click to view the presentation shared during the seminar.

WSRCA Webinar: Recession Proofing Strategies for Businesses

Ready to expand your operations? WSRCA joined with our partners at the Bastrop Economic Development Corporation, Greater San Marcos Partnership and the Round Rock Chamber, to host a webinar to discuss recession proofing strategies for your business. The panel included Joe Harper, Executive Director Texas State University Small Business Development Center, and Dr. Bill Chittenden, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs & Associate Professor of Finance at Texas State University, and Elva Zdeb, Human Resources Director for Atrium Hospitality. An introduction was provided by Adriana Cruz, Executive Director of the Economic Development and Tourism division in the Office of the Governor.

WSRCA Virtual Town Hall for Rural Capital Area Employers

To help Rural Capital Area Employers get answers for their immediate business services and employment law questions amid coronavirus (COVID19) concerns, we hosted a Virtual Town Hall for local employers. The event featured Texas Workforce Commission Commissioner Representing Employers, Aaron Demerson, Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area CEO, Paul Fletcher, TWC Employment Legal Counsel, Tommy Simmons, as well as Adriana Cruz, Executive Director of the Economic Development and Tourism division in the Office of the Governor.