Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA) helps young Texans complete their education to develop the confidence and skills to find and retain employment.
Preparing for My Future - How Can You Help Me?
Through the Preparing Adolescents with Career Knowledge (PACK) program, WSRCA's Future Ready Team can assist motivated young adults ages 14-24, who have barriers and challenges to workforce success. You can receive work readiness and life skills to help you achieve your unique professional goals, from classroom to career.
Education and career planning can sometimes seem overwhelming. Let us help you along the way to your bright future by utilizing the power of the PACK!
We are here to help you by ensuring you have access to education and training programs that continually provide opportunities to learn new things. You have capabilities that are uniquely yours. Let us help you make the most of them.
Career Resources for Youth and Educators
Through the Future Ready program, WSRCA empowers young Texans to prepare for success in the classroom – and on the job. You can receive work-readiness training and life skills to empower you to achieve your career goals.
Below are some of the services we offer:
It was a chilly fall day in San Marcos, Texas, when the Future Ready outreach team pulled up to the Workforce Solutions office and noticed a clever fox curled up by a parked train car on the nearby tracks. He was relaxing in the sun, his ears perked as though listening intently. It turns out the Red Fox wasn’t just relaxing. He was hunting for new possibilities for his pack. He became a regular at the office, always lurking by the train tracks. The staff began to refer to him as “RC.”
RC was not only quick on his feet, but he was also slick too. He spent the next months building his skill set and adding tools to his belt. RC showed up consistently, and he was always on time and ready to learn. He became well-versed in soft skills, resume writing, interview skills, and all sorts of characteristics to make himself marketable. One morning bright and early, he heard of an opportunity to become an apprentice. RC took no time to commit to the apprenticeship, and over the next few years, he would go on to be a master electrician. Not only could he provide for his PACK, but his favorite part was also sharing his knowledge with the others in his den. RC also loves expanding his skills in other trades and prides himself on equipping others to hunt for their perfect careers.
It was a no-brainer for Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area’s team to bring RC on board as the ambassador and official mascot of the PACK initiative. He embodies the mission to Prepare Adolescents with Career Knowledge.
Interested in having RC visit your school or community event? Email: email@example.com.
Summer Earn & Learn (SEAL)
Explore more information on Summer Earn and Learn (SEAL), a statewide initiative to offer students with disabilities aged 14-22 work readiness training and paid work experience.
Students in the Rural Capital Area are offered the opportunity to do hands-on work for five weeks or more.
The students learn about the employer’s industry and develop skills and work experience to prepare them for successful transitions to postsecondary education and employment.
Upon completion of the program, some students are presented with the opportunity to become employed full-time.
As part of your career exploration, utilize the Jobs Y'all portal to explore good-paying and meaningful careers in growing industries. Here, you’ll discover rewarding and satisfying jobs right in your hometown or elsewhere in Texas. Find the career that matches your interests and goals. Your career starts here.