Accelerating Connections to Employment (ACE)

Workforce Solutions Capital Area is a part of a multi-state grant-funded consortium participating in the Accelerating Connection to Employment (ACE) program. ACE was 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.

What can ACE do for me?

ACE participants were eligible to receive a number of education and training services including:

  • Basic skills
  • Work ready skills
  • Occupational skills
  • Job readiness training
  • Support services
  • An Optional internship or clinical placement
  • Job placement support; and
  • Long-term career navigation for meaningful employment.

What Career Tracks are Available through ACE in Austin?

  • Administrative Assistant
  • Apartment Maintenance Technician

WFS Capital Area partnered with Austin Community College to offer ACE workforce training and education.

What Other Areas have ACE?

Beyond Austin, ACE is being led by Baltimore County's Department of Economic Development Workforce Development Division and administered in nine Maryland counties, Baltimore City and by partner organizations in New Haven, Connecticut, and Atlanta, Georgia. The Annie E. Casey Foundation is also providing major project support.

ACE Orientations closed in March 2015.

To learn more about the coordination of the ACE program in Austin, please contact Yael Lawson at yael.lawson@wfscapitalarea.com or 512.597.7108.


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).

Equal Opportunity is the Law