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Youth Events



In partnership with Santa Maria ISD, Workforce Solutions Cameron hosted the Workforce College & Career Fair for Santa Maria students on March 29, 2018. This district-wide event helped students from different grades explore diverse careers and schools. Thank you to all the wonderful presenters who came and shared their knowledge with our youth!Produced by our Community Engagement & Communications Team 



At Workforce Solutions Cameron we offer workshops to help you become job-ready and also a more marketable, better employee. With over 35 years of combined experience, our instructors are committed to equip you with the knowledge and resources you need to thrive on the workplace. Our workshops are free and open to the public.

Soft Skills


Our Soft Skills workshops target workers of all ages and industries to set them for success on the job.  This course is endorsed by the local chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management. Upon completion of the 20-hour course, you get a certificate which you can present at job interviews and add to your résumé.
Topics include:

    • Communication Skills
    • Goal Setting & Teamwork
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Time Management & more

If you're interested in attending an upcoming Soft Skills event, Click Here to view our calendar.

Job Readiness

Our Job Readiness workshops prepare jobseekers of all ages and walks of life to successfully seek and obtain employment.

Topics include:

  • Job Search Tools
  • Resume Writing
  • Interviewing Principles
  • Mock Interviews and more

If you're interested in attending an upcoming Job Readiness workshop, Click Here to view our calendar.

Job Club

Navigating the challenges of job search is easier when you are not alone!  Job Club is a support network for jobseekers, where they can make connections, help and be helped by peers on their job quest.

If you're interested in attending an upcoming Job Club workshop, Click Here to view our calendar.



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Are you ready for your next step?  


If you would like more information on FREE classes for GED, Career Path
and Job Training, click on the button below.


Career Exploration Tools


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Don't know how much money you will need to earn in the future?  Don't know which occupation to choose?  No problem!  Below are three options to help you select the right career for your spending needs.



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Texas On Course creates pathways to post secondary and career success for Texas students by providing best in-class online resources and strengthening advisory and support networks to students, parents, and counselors.



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Texas Career Check, a multi media career information system, is designed to help students and job seekers interactively address education and career exploration questions.  It contains detailed O'NET occupational characteristics data and Texas state and regional labor market information including wages and job projections, employer contact lists, and over 320 occupational videos.

 
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YOUR SOURCE FOR CAREER
EXPLORATION, TRAINING & JOBS

WHAT IS JOB CORPS?


WE OFFER THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO SUCCEED IN TODAY'S WORKFORCE, AT   NO COST   TO YOU OR YOUR FAMILY.


        LIVE           Campus Life & Job Corps Benefits


     LEARN         Academic & Life Skills Education


 CONNECT     Start On Your Career Journey

Financial Help For College


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WE DESIGN AND DELIVER WORLD-CLASS STUDENT SUPPORT PROGRAMS.


What do you want to do for a living? 


Check out www.MyNextMove.org to help you. Search careers with key words, browse careers by industry, watch videos and so much more.

Community Resources


RGV LEAD is a partnership between education and business that prepares young people for today’s skilled workforce. This partnership involves high schools, colleges and universities, large and small businesses, governmental agencies — all working together!

http://www.techpreprgv.com/

Occupational Training

Workforce Solutions Cameron offers financial assistance to support training in targeted/high demand occupations.  Funding is available through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). 

WIOA was created to assist youth and adults access employment, training and support services.  The goal of WIOA is to enable individuals to acquire the necessary skills or credentials to obtain and retain full time employment.  In an effort to ensure that individuals are prepared for current and emerging careers, training and employment services are coupled with essential supportive services to yield successful workforce outcomes.  

WIOA serves three target groups:

Low Income Adults:  Individuals age 18 or older who meet income eligibility requirements

Dislocated Workers: Individuals who have been terminated or laid off from their previous job

Youth: Low income individuals, aged 14 to 24, with a qualifying barrier, including:

  • Deficient in basic literacy skills
  • School drop-out
  • English language learner
  • Offender
  • Homeless/Runaway/Foster Youth
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • Disabled

WIOA offers assistance with the following:

  • Funding for occupational/vocational training
  • Funding for training material and books
  • On-the- job training to acquire necessary employment skills
  • Funding for basic tools needed for a new job
  • Transportation
  • Job search/ job matching assistance
  • Funding for clothing to conduct job search or new employment
  • Referrals for child care assistance
  • And more!

Individuals who qualify to receive financial assistance from Workforce Solutions Cameron must use an eligible training provider and program listed on the statewide Eligible Training Provider System (ETPS). To view and download the ETPS list, please click on the link below.


Eligible Training Provider System List

Click Here to view and download the ETPS list.


Workforce Solutions Cameron is here to assist you if you want to begin your journey to career success. The first step is to attend one of our free WIOA Orientations. These orientations provide an overview of the program requirements including details on program eligibility and participation, approved training programs, and training providers. Orientations are offered every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in our Workforce Centers.

Once you have attended an orientation, have a chosen a program and a training provider, and are committed to meeting program expectations, you can fill out and submit a WIOA application online.



Fill out and submit your WIOA application online.


The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federal law that helps youth and adults access employment training and support services. It also helps match employers with the workers they need.