The Center for Education and Workforce Development

The Center for Education and Workforce Development was established by the Chamber, UT Arlington, the Tarrant County Workforce Development board and the City of Arlington in 2004, on the UT Arlington campus, as a national pilot site for the Workforce Innovation Networks Project (WINs). The Chamber worked with 11 other national pilot sites to develop replicable, sustainable, model networks of local and state employer associations and employer-led organizations to act as effective workforce intermediaries.

The center currently co-houses the following partners, whose focus is to provide both EMPLOYERS and JOB SEEKERS with quality workforce development services.

  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County
  • University of Texas at Arlington’s Division for Enterprise Development
  • UTA Human Resources’ Employment Office
  • Youth Opportunity Center
  • Tarrant County College District
  • Fort Worth Independent School District
  • Texas Veterans Commission Office

Employer services are custom tailored to meet employer needs and include: a focus on emerging employment opportunities; meeting current business needs for a qualified workforce; and the provision of outplacement assistance for businesses facing necessary layoffs.

Employers may choose to place their job openings in the job matching system themselves through internet access to Work In Texas or by calling or visiting the center. The TWC Workforce Development Specialist searches the data base for qualified job seekers and contacts them for referral. Constant contact is maintained with the employer to ensure quality of service to the employer and the job seeker.

The Center also provides workforce development services through Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program. Job seekers who are seeking a new job, a better job, or their first job are provided a variety of services including:

  • Resource Room• : Contains computer workstations, Internet access, on-line job postings, labor market information, copy machines, phone bank, and fax machines.
  • Workshops and Seminar Services:• Topics include resume writing, interviewing skills, salary negotiation and more.
  • TWC Employment Service• registers job seekers for employment by securing and recording work qualifications and data entering information into the TWC computer job matching system.
  • Job Search, Job Listings, and Job Placement Services• : The center provides labor market information, job matching, job and hiring fair activities, workshops and seminars, internships and work experience for qualified individuals.

Center for Education and Workforce Development