Skills Enhancement Initiative Career Tools

Overview

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Thank you for your interest in the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) Skills Enhancement initiative. We are excited for you to take advantage of this great opportunity!

Our goal is to help you get back to work as quickly as possible by providing tools to explore your interests, access to high value skills training, and referrals to quality jobs with Texas employers.

The first step to take part in this initiative is to register in WorkinTexas.com. WorkInTexas.com is a powerful online job matching and workforce services system, accessed as a website on the Internet.

Individuals seeking a new job, different job, or an additional job can post their résumé, search job listings (including Texas state agency jobs), apply for jobs, get information about the job market, and receive a variety of other services through WorkInTexas.com.

If you are already registered in WorkInTexas.com, this is a great time to update your account. To register or review your account to make any necessary updates, visit workintexas.com.

If you need help accessing WorkInTexas.com or updating your account, contact your local Workforce Solutions office.  To find the local workforce office nearest you, visit our Workforce Solutions Directory.

We encourage you to start thinking about the skills you would like to enhance for your next career move. If you are unsure what that might be, TWC offers several resources to help:

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Texas Career Check

Career Check is a no-cost interest profiler that allows users to answer a series of 60 questions (takes approximately 10 minutes to complete) which will help you to link your career and task interests to occupation titles. The Metrix platform includes a skills assessment tool that allows customers to explore career pathways and add classes based on their skills gaps.

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Texas Genuine

Texas Genuine is a free career assessment that includes 6 questions. This assessment will inform you of the top 3 career clusters that best match their work interests. The Metrix platform includes a skills assessment tool that allows customers to explore career pathways and add classes based on their skills gaps.

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Texas Skills to Work

Texas Skills to Work is a tool that allows you to copy and paste (or upload) your resume, or simply list your skills and knowledge into the tool to gain information on:    

  • Occupation titles that align with those skills  
  • Other skills that closely align to those they listed to assist you with improving your resume

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Metrix Online Learning Platform

Texas Workforce Commission has partnered with Metrix Learning to help recently unemployed Texas residents take charge of their futures and prepare to get back to work.  The Metrix online learning platform provides Texans receiving unemployment benefits free online training.

Click here for a one-minute video overview of Metrix Learning.   

The Metrix online learning platform provides unlimited access to more than 5,000 Skillsoft courses used by many Fortune 500 companies.  Courses are broken into 30- to 60-minute modules.  Courses (presented in English and Spanish) include: 

  • Customer Service 
  •  Microsoft Office; Adobe; Quick Books 
  •  Analytical Skills; Data Management/Reporting 
  • Time Management; Leadership Skills 
  • Health & Safety; First Aid 
  • And many more skill tracks. 

Review the course catalog and to get your free online learning license today. 

Metrix Customer Support

If you are having trouble accessing the Metrix online learning platform, contact Metrix Learning customer support directly:

  • Email Support@MetrixLearning.com
  • Call (518) 462-1780 (toll free 1-844-691-1780), Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

 

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Regional Specific Tools

If you are interested in finding out labor market information specific to your region, the following tools may be helpful:

Texas Career Check’s Occupation Trends page

Texas Career Check’s Occupational Trends page can help you to discover the top 25 “Hot Jobs” in your area. 

Texas Labor Market Information

For a more in-depth look at labor market trends in your region, including which industries are projected to grow, check out   the Texas Labor Market Information page.

Local Workforce Board

Finally, your local workforce office is ready and available to help connect you with jobs that are in high demand in your area. To find the local workforce office nearest you, visit our Workforce Solutions Directory.  We encourage you to visit your local Workforce Solutions website to learn more about the no-cost services available to you. 

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General Questions