Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area and Marble Falls, Burnet, and Llano Economic Development Corporations Partner to Target High-Demand Job Training with a $43,890 Grant
Nov 02, 2021
Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA) in collaboration with Workforce Network, Inc., and the Marble Falls, Burnet, and Llano Economic Development Corporations (EDCs) a $43,890 High-Demand Job Training grant. The grant will benefit workers and employers in the Rural Capital Area by providing equipment and job training costs for 10 adults to receive a Medical Assistant certification at Central Texas College and 24 adults to receive electrician and plumbing career training through Winn’s Career Education, for a total of 34 students.
This customized training is made possible by using the $43,890 HDJT grant from TWC and leveraged funds of $51,890 from Marble Falls, Burnet, and Llano EDC’s, which make up the Highland Lakes EDC’s. Total investment will be $95,780 to benefit workers and employers in these occupations in demand throughout the area.
TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson will present a check to leadership from Marble Falls, Burnet, and Llano EDCs at a 2 p.m. ceremony on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at the Community Resource Centers of Texas – Burnet County, located at 1016 Broadway, Marble Falls, TX 78654.
Speakers at the ceremony will include WSRCA CEO Paul Fletcher, TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Aaron Demerson, Marble Falls EDC Executive Director Christian Fletcher, Burnet City Manager and EDC Board Member David Vaughn, and City of Llano Mayor Gail Lang.
TWC has dedicated $1 million of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds to the statewide HDJT program, to target skill gaps and ensure a talent pipeline to address industry needs, through collaborations between Workforce Solutions partners and local economic development entities. Collaborations must engage in allowable WIOA activities, focusing on high-demand occupational job training determined by the Board in the local workforce areas.
Additional financial support has been provided by the Hill Country Builders Association for facility rental and Moore Enterprises for plumbing supplies.
Highland Lakes Economic Development Corporations and Workforce Network, Inc. contacts:
Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area is a nonprofit community partnership providing no-cost recruitment, employment services, and child care assistance to employers and job seekers in the Rural Capital Area of Central Texas. This nine-county region includes Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, and Williamson counties. For more details on WSRCA and the services it offers, visit www.workforcesolutionsrca.com.