Workforce Solutions


Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB), along with partners from the Borderplex Alliance, El Paso County, the City of El Paso, the El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce are launching three youth summer employment initiatives for 2018; Hire El Paso Youth Work Program, Earn & Learn, and The Texas Internship Challenge. In total, WSB has committed to subsidizing 185 summer jobs at 100 percent (zero cost to employers). Youth who participate in the program will attend a foundational skills boot camp to better prepare them prior to starting at their worksites. For more information: email us at or phone us at (915) 887-2600. 

Earn & Learn - Youth with Disabilities Program

Earn & Learn is designed to create pathways to employment for students with disabilities. Earn & Learn will subsidize 100% of the paid work experience for 78 youth with disabilities between the ages of 14-22, for 30 hours a week and for up to 7 weeks.

  • This program is brough to you through a collaboration between Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS), a subset of our nationally recognized Breaking Barriers Program, and Workforce Solutions Borderplex.
  • VRS assists by providing accommodations needed at a worksite such as an interpreter, job coach, or assistive technology for a successful work experience. 

Who Qualifies:

  1. Authorized to Work in US & 14-22 years of age & must be less than 22 years of age as of Sept. 1, 2016
  2. Eligible to receive special education or related services under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or is an individual a disability for purposes of 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
  3. Must be attending school

To get started: Email us at or phone us at (915) 887-2600. 

Texas Internship Challenge

The Texas Internship Challenge, a partnership between the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Education Agency and The Higher Education Coordinating Board, is aimed to increase and promote paid internships for students with Texas employers.  In this case, the employers will commit to covering the costs for internships. 

Employers Can:

  • Post internship descriptions
  • Conduct candidate searches
  • Receive and review resumes
  • Contact internship seekers 

Students Can:

  • Create and post resumes
  • Conduct internship searches
  • Apply for positions
  • Schedule interviews 

Employers and youth, to get started visit:


YouthBuild is designed for young people who left high school without a diploma to reclaim their education, gain the skills they need for employment in the construction industry, and become leaders in their communities. In 2016, WSB received a grant to help 40 young men and women gain their GED, obtain training and get certified in construction. Currently there are 30 slots available for youth to enter the program.

Upcoming Enrollment Dates:

  • June, 2017 (applications open on March, 2017)
  • January, 2018 (applications open on November, 2017)
  • June, 2018 (applications open on March, 2018)

Who Qualifies:

  • Youth between the ages of 18 and 24
  • Must be eligible to work in the US
  • Interested in obtaining your GED
  • Must live in any of the following zip codes: 79901, 79905, 79924, 79934, 79936, or 79938

To get started contact: Veronica Lewis at (915) 887-2890 or email