Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas Unveils Inaugural “Partner of the Year” Awards

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas (WSNCT) has established three new Partner of the Year awards to recognize the invaluable relationships that help make WSNCT’s programs and services possible. Allen Economic Development Corporation, CVS Health and Weatherford College are the first organizations to receive these prestigious awards.

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas Names Shelby Jackson as the Adult Program Participant of the Year

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas (WSNCT) has honored Shelby Jackson of Hico, Texas, with the Adult Program Participant of the Year award. Ms. Jackson was recognized at WSNCT’s annual Awards of Excellence event held on January 30, 2019 at the Ruthe Jackson Center in Grand Prairie, Texas. 

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas Recognizes Dr. Jason Gomez as Board Member of the Year

Dr. Jason Gomez, Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas (WSNCT) Workforce Board Member and Deputy Superintendent for Terrell ISD, has been recognized as the WSNCT Board Member of the Year.

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas Presents Burleson Child Development Center #2 with the Child Care Provider of the Year Award

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas (WSNCT) has presented Burleson Child Development Center #2 with the Child Care Provider of the Year award. The child care facility, located in Burleson, Texas, was recognized at WSNCT’s Annual Awards of Excellence event held on January 30, 2019 at the Ruthe Jackson Center in Grand Prairie, Texas. 

Workforce Center for North Central Texas Names Medical Surgical and Compcare - Enviva as Local Employer of Excellence

Medical Surgical and Compare-Enviva (MSAC-Enviva) has been named the Local Employer of Excellence by Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas (WSNCT). The company received this honor at WSNCT’s Annual Awards of Excellence event held on January 30, 2019 at the Ruthe Jackson Center in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas Presents the Waxahachie Workforce Center with the Workforce Center of the Year Award

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas (WSNCT) announced that its Waxahachie Workforce Center has earned the coveted Workforce Center of the Year Award. The Waxahachie Workforce Center staff was recognized at WSNCT’s Annual Awards of Excellence event held on January 30, 2019 at the Ruthe Jackson Center in Grand Prairie, Texas. 

Workforce Center for North Central Texas Selects Sophia Ahlgren as Youth Participant of the Year

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas (WSNCT) selected Sophia Ahlgren of Denton, Texas, as the Youth Participant of the Year. Miss Ahlgren was recognized at WSNCT’s Annual Awards of Excellence event held on January 30, 2019 at the Ruthe Jackson Center in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas Received 2 Awards at Texas Workforce Conference in Houston, Texas

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas was honored to receive the Foster Youth Award and the Texas Rising Star Child Care Award during the 22nd Annual Texas Workforce Conference in Houston, Texas.

Medical Surgical & Compcare - Enviva Receives Local Employer of Excellence

Medical Surgical & Compcare - Enviva (MSAC-Enviva) received the Employer Award of Excellence for the Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas (North Central) area at the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) 22nd Annual Texas Workforce Conference held Nov. 28 – 30 in Houston. The award honors private sector employers that are actively involved with Texas Workforce Solutions and have made a positive impact on employers, workers and the community.


Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas – Greenville Office Co-Locating with Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation

On October 12, 2019 nine vocational rehabilitation (VR) services staff from the Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services office in Greenville will move into co-located space with Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas located at 2500 Stonewall Street, Suite 201, Greenville, TX 75401.


7th Annual Hiring Red, White and You! Hiring Fair

“Hiring Red, White & You!” is a multi-agency collaboration designed to help military heroes and their spouses successfully transition into the civilian workforce and to encourage Texas employers to take advantage of the special skills, unique experiences, and valuable perspectives that former service personnel have to offer. The hiring fair is offered at no charge to employers and job seekers.


Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas Seeks Input on 2018-2019 Target Occupations List

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas (WSNCT) has developed and is seeking public comment on the proposed new Target Occupations List (TOL) in advance of adoption by the Board of Directors. This effort is to gain public input from employers, economic, and educational partners; and the general public.


Innovative Leaders will Gather in Support of Workforce

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas is hosting a dinner in support of Innovative Partnerships Supporting a Thriving Workforce on Friday, June 29, 2018, at the Omni Frisco Hotel at 6 PM. This event is open to the public with a focus on bringing together forward-thinking, decision and change makers from all around the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex to explore actionable workforce initiatives that help our region continue to thrive.


Workforce Solutions For North Central Texas Receives $40,330 Externship For Teachers Grant

In March 2018, Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas was awarded a $40,330 Externship for Teachers grant by the Texas Workforce Commission to offer professional development opportunities to educators by connecting their classrooms to the workplace.

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas, in collaboration with North Central Texas Independent School Districts, will extend these externships to middle and high school educators to provide hands on experiences, expand educators' knowledge on in-demand skill sets and occupations, and provide unique opportunities to engage and inspire students.


Collin Street Bakery Honored at Texas Workforce Conference

Collin Street Bakery received the Local Employer Award of Excellence Award at the Texas Workforce Commission's (TWC) 21st Annual Texas Workforce Conference held Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 in Dallas. The award honors private sector employers that are actively involved with Texas Workforce Solutions and have made a positive impact on employers, workers, and the community.


 


Workforce Solutions For North Central Texas Gains Two New Board Members

Anna Coker joins the Board as a private sector representative for Wise County. Ms. Coker is the owner of Learning Ladder Child Development Centers in Decatur, Texas. Learning Ladder established a partnership with Decatur ISD to provide early childhood services to district employees and their immediate families as well as the incorporation of the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities for the district.

Stefanie Wagoner joins the Board as an economic development representative for the North Central Texas region. Ms. Wagoner has more than 20 years of economic development experience with various cities in the DFW area. She is currently the Director of Business Retention and Expansion for Frisco Economic Development Corporation. 
 


Manufacturing Consortium Partners with Collin College for $510,246 Job-Training Grant

A Manufacturing Consortium, including Air Liquide America, Lennox Industries, Inc, TYG Products, and UNICOM Engineering, Inc, has partnered with Collin College to provide job training using a $510,246 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).


Red Oak Independent School District Receives $263,602 JET Grant

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded Red Oak Independent School District (Red Oak ISD) a $263,602 Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant. The grant will help the school district purchase and install medical equipment for a hospital simulation lab to provide 375 students with training for nursing careers in the medical profession. The purchased equipment will continue to support the nursing program and future students enrolled with Red Oak ISD.


Manufacturing Consortium Partners with North Central Texas College for $490,741 Job-Training Grant

A Manufacturing Consortium that includes Bowie Industries, Empire Countertops, MFG Texas, Team Fishel and Tri-Tex Cabinets has partnered with North Central Texas College (NCTC) to provide job training using a $490,741 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the North Central Texas area. 


Owens Corning Partners with Navarro College for $494,587 Job-Training Grant

Owens Corning Insulating Systems LLC (Owens Corning) has partnered with Navarro College to provide job training using a $494,581 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the North Central Texas area.

“The partnership between Owens Corning and Navarro College on this Skills Development Fund grant will benefit both the local community and its workforce,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Labor Julian Alvarez. “Our labor force is among the most talented and skilled in the world, and we continue to seek and implement strategies to improve the skills of Texas workers.” 


Tracey Kirsch of Mineral Wells, Texas joins the Board as a private sector representative for Palo Pinto County

Tracey Kirsch of Mineral Wells, Texas joins the Board as a private sector representative for Palo Pinto County. Mrs. Kirsch is the President of Electromedical Products International, Inc., a company that designs, manufactures, and distributes specialized medical devices for pain and stress-related disorders.


North Central Texas College and Ranger College Awarded Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) Grant Totaling $524,689

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded 26 grants totaling $5 million to public community and technical colleges and independent school districts for programs that focus on supporting high-demand occupations through the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant program.


2016 Annual Awards of Excellence


Gearbox Software, Weatherford ISD, Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas Honored at Texas Workforce Conference


2016 Community Investments

2015 Community Investments