The overarching vision of the Master Community Workforce Plan is a more demand-driven workforce system that effectively engages employers, community-based organizations, and educational institutions and successfully prepares economically disadvantaged residents for good jobs in high-demand, middle-skill occupations. Building on this vision, Workforce Solutions Capital Area is collaborating with several key stakeholders in the manufacturing sector – including the Austin Regional Manufacturers Association (ARMA) – to develop a strategy that simultaneously addresses the skill and hiring needs of manufacturing companies while also creating pathways to good jobs for Central Texas residents.

The goal of this study, conducted by consultant Real WorkForce Solutions, was to develop an asset map of education and training programs located in the Austin-Round Rock MSA that are helping students and workers acquire the skills and credentials needed by the regional manufacturing employers. Of particular interest were the high-demand occupations identified in ARMA’s 2017 Central Texas Manufacturing Workforce Study as well as programs leading to National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)-Endorsed Skills Certifications.

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