Workforce Solutions

Employers

We help employers enhance the knowledge and skills of employees through a series of focused programs. For more information contact a representative from our Business Services Department by calling 915-887-2332.

Training Opportunities through Workforce Solutions Borderplex

On-the-Job Training

An employer may receive up to 50 percent of the wage for eligible participants to offset the cost of training for a specific period of time. A contract is developed between the employer and the Workforce Solutions Borderplex Career Center operator to provide occupational training for the participant in exchange for reimbursement of up to 50 percent of the wage rate to compensate the employer for the extraordinary costs. For more information, please contact the Business Services Department by calling 915-887-2332.

Work Experience

Participant placements with employers are made to provide individuals with hands-on work experiences. These placements may be subsidized by Workforce Solutions Borderplex or they may be unsubsidized placements.  For more information, please contact the Business Services Department by calling 915-887-2332.

Apprenticeship

Apprenticeship is a combination of on-the-job training and related classroom instruction in which workers learn the practical and theoretical aspects of a highly-skilled occupation. Apprenticeship programs are sponsored by joint employer and labor groups, individual employers, or employer associations. The purpose is to stimulate and assist industry in developing and improving knowledge and skills to provide the skilled workers needed to compete in a global economy. Workforce Solutions Borderplex provides assistance with the cost of tuition, books, and training-required equipment for eligible participants who meet workforce program guidelines who select training from the statewide Eligible Training Provider System.  For more information, please contact the Business Services Department by calling 915-887-2332.

Occupational Training

Workforce Solutions Borderplex provides training assistance, up to $8,500, for eligible participants who meet workforce program guidelines. Training assistance may include the cost of training, books, and training-required equipment for participants selecting training from the statewide Eligible Training Provider System.

Adult Education and Literacy

Individuals in need of basic skills development and/or adult education and literacy services can be referred by Workforce Solutions Borderplex staff to an educational program of the participant’s choice. For those participants who require assistance with the GED testing fee, Workforce Solutions will provide the cost for the testing fee.

Training Available through Grants from the Texas Workforce Commission

Skills for Small Business

The Skills for Small Business program assists employers with fewer than 100 employees by financing training for full-time employees. This program can help small businesses by increasing the skills of current employees and prepare new hires for their job requirements. Tuition and fees paid up to $1,450 for new hires and up to $725 for existing full-time, permanent employees per 12-month period.

Skills for Veterans

The Skills for Veterans Program assists private businesses in upgrading the skills of newly hired veterans. The program was designed to address the training needs of post-9/11veterans returning home and entering the Texas workforce. All private businesses can apply with Texas Workforce Commission for training offered by their local community or technical college, or the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), to train newly hired veterans. Up to $1,450 can be awarded to cover fees and tuition for veteran training.

Self-Sufficiency Fund

The Self-Sufficiency Fund program assists businesses and trade unions by financing the development and implementation of customized job-training projects for new and current workers. The purpose of the Self-Sufficiency Fund is to provide training for targeted employment opportunities, primarily for adult Temporary Assistance for Needy Families recipients as well as those individuals at risk of becoming dependent on public assistance. Grants are typically for 12 months.

Skills Development Fund

The Skills Development Fund program assists businesses and trade unions by financing the design and implementation of customized job-training projects. This fund successfully merges business needs and local customized training opportunities into a successful formula to increase the skills levels and wages of the Texas Workforce.