Reports & Publications
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Local Workforce Development Board Plan Program Years 2017 – 2020
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires workforce boards to develop a four-year plan that identifies and describes policies and procedures for the provision of workforce services, as well as local activities that are in line with the Texas State Plan.
The Workforce Solutions Capital Area Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Local Workforce Development Board Plan for Program Years 2017-2020 (the Plan) outlines the provision of program services in Travis County, Texas and highlights coordination with other programs and agencies, including Adult Education and Literacy and Texas Workforce Solutions, Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
The Plan also provides labor market information and analysis, and identifies industries expected to grow in our local economy. This analysis is used to develop the Target Occupation List that becomes the basis for the training programs we are able to fund through our workforce services.
The Plan was developed openly and made available for public comment for 30 days in Spring 2017. Comments submitted during the public comment period that represent disagreement with the Plan were submitted with the Plan to the Texas Workforce Commission in Spring 2017.
2017 Central Texas Manufacturing Workforce Study
This study, commissioned by the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association (ARMA) and conducted by the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, with support from Workforce Solutions Capital Area, consists of two components:
- An online survey available to the public from June 12, 2017 through September 22, 2017, which generated a total of 156 responses. The survey captured a wide range of perspectives from companies throughout the region.
- A small focus group attended by eight senior representatives of regional manufacturing firms, including three females, five males, five individuals who identified as White/Anglo; one African American; one Latina; and one bi-racial participant. The focus group provided an opportunity for the research team to dive more deeply into some of the topics that stood out in the survey responses.
Read the Final Report of the 2017 Central Texas Manufacturing Workforce Study.