There is no time like the present to start planning for the future. Bright eyed, energetic young minds may be years away from college or career, but what they learn today will shape how they perform in the jobs of tomorrow. The Consortium works with educators, administrators, workforce and economic development leaders to create a pipeline of qualified, trained workers, for the jobs of today and tomorrow. The shape and face of the workforce is changing and over the next few decades the workforce will become increasingly automated. The United States will need many more STEM graduates to fill those jobs than are currently available. Check out the video to learn more about "The Future of Work."
Visit the following website pages to learn more about how WTxEC is helping to build a sustainable economic engine, meeting energy related and STEM needs in West Texas.
Welding Center of Excellence
Education & Workforce
Current job seekers can find training, assistance, and other resources through the region's Workforce Solutions offices.
The U.S. Department of Labor's CareerOneStop offers information and tools on career exploration, training, and jobs. Career tracks and occupational information by cluster are available for K-12 students at the Texas Workforce Commission's Texas CARES site.
Looking for employment opportunities in the energy sector? The Consortium has launched Texas' first virtual Welding Center of Excellence with information for students and educators on training, occupations, regional growth, and more. The American Petroleum Institute maintains the Oil & Gas Workforce website to help connect potential candidates with opportunities and resources on education, training, and jobs across the rapidly growing energy industry.
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