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In Texas, there are 28 Local Workforce Development Boards (Boards) that operate more than 170 local Workforce Solutions Offices and are responsible for:

  • Creating local plans for how to use Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funds;
  • Overseeing how services are provided in the local area; 
  • Working with economic development groups and businesses in their local areas;
  • Collecting and evaluating data on the regional labor market; and
  • Developing career pathways relating to local economic needs. 

Most of the Board members come from the local business community.  Board members also represent economic development agencies, community-based organizations, educational institutions, organized labor, public assistance agencies, the child care workforce, and more.

What Board Area Do I Live In?

Find your Board area on the map below or use these links: 

Learn About Your Local Workforce Development Board

Once you have identified your Board area, use the list of Boards below to:

  • View the Board’s website to learn about the services they provide and ways to contact local staff. 
  • Access the Board’s 4-year plan, as required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The plan analyzes the local workforce development area and describes how the Board will meet the economic and employment needs of the area’s employers and job seekers.
  • View the Board Oversight Capacity score card for your Board. Every year, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) assesses how well each Board uses local funds and provides local workforce services. 
  • Learn about grant opportunities by visiting the Board’s procurement webpage. 

Workforce Development Boards

Texas map of Local Workforce Development Areas

 The Workforce Board Directory breaks down the Boards by counties served and provides information on who the Board directors, Chairs, Chief elected officials and grant recipients are.Workforce Solutions PanhandleWorkforce Solutions South PlainsWorkforce Solutions North TexasWorkforce Solutions for North Central TexasWorkforce Solutions for Tarrant CountyWorkforce Solutions Greater DallasWorkforce Solutions Northeast TexasWorkforce Solutions East TexasWorkforce Solutions of West Central TexasWorkforce Solutions BorderplexWorkforce Solutions Permian BasinWorkforce Solutions Concho ValleyWorkforce Solutions for the Heart of TexasWorkforce Solutions - Capital AreaWorkforce Solutions Rural CapitalWorkforce Solutions Brazos ValleyWorkforce Solutions Deep East TexasWorkforce Solutions Southeast TexasWorkforce Solutions Golden CrescentWorkforce Solutions for South TexasWorkforce Solutions (Lower Rio Grande Valley)Workforce Solutions CameronWorkforce Solutions TexomaWorkforce Solutions of Central TexasWorkforce Solutions Middle Rio GrandeWorkforce Solutions (Gulf Coast)Workforce Solutions Coastal BendWorkforce Solutions Alamo

Target Occupations

Target Occupations are determined by each Board based on a number of economic indicators and local knowledge. These jobs can help guide you towards the right training for you skills and what is needed in their local economy. Important information about jobs, in-demand industries, and labor market trends allows job seekers and employers to make informed decisions.

Eligible Training Providers

Visit the Eligible Training Provider (ETP) information page to learn about the requirements for providers, apply to become an ETP, and search for ETPs.