Special Initiatives

Workforce Solutions Capital Area (WFS Capital Area) is dedicated to advancing the Austin/Travis County workforce and local economy. Unfortunately, our goals and the needs of our community often go beyond the boundaries of current state- and federally-mandated programs. We actively seek out new approaches and funding opportunities to better serve our region as a whole.

WFS Capital Area is currently involved in a number of innovative workforce development “Special Initiatives”. These programs and partnerships are unique to our region. We are working to develop Austin-area talent for Austin-area employers.

WFS Capital Area Special Initiatives

Workforce Development

Workforce and Education Readiness Continuum (WERC)

WERC is a City of Austin- and Travis County-funded network of community partners linked to help prepare Austin-area residents to enter or reenter today’s competitive job market.

Pilots

Accelerating Connections to Employment (ACE)

ACE is a multi-state consortium designed to help low-income, lower-skill job seekers efficiently earn the skills and credentials needed to compete in high demand industries in their regions. The two career tracks available in the Austin-area are Administrative Assistant and Apartment Maintenance Technician

Youth

Austin Opportunity Youth Collaborative (AOYC)

The Austin Opportunity Youth Collaborative is a consortium of Travis County/Austin-area community groups, who together represent a long history of providing coordinated services to youth.

Youth Employment Partnership (YEP)

Youth Employment Partnership (YEP) is a collaboration of four community partners whose goal is to help young people transition from high school to post-secondary education, training, or suitable employment. Partners include: American YouthWorks, Communities in Schools, Goodwill Industries of Central Texas and LifeWorks.

Youth Advisory Group (YAG)

YAG is a collaborative group of youth service providers, educators, government agency representatives, and teen advisors who are concerned about the youth in our community - especially youth who face challenges to achieving self-sufficiency. The YAG is focused on engaging youth and seeking their input, and working with educators, service providers, and other partners to facilitate better serving Austin/Travis County youth.

Manage

Austin Opportunity Youth Collaborative (AOYC)

The Austin Opportunity Youth Collaborative is a consortium of Travis County/Austin-area community groups, who together represent a long history of providing coordinated services to youth. 



Workforce Solutions Capital Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available, 

upon request, to persons with disabilities. Relay Texas: 1.800.735.2989 (TDD) / 711 (Voice)

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