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Our SEEDS (Students Empowered to Explore and Develop Skills) initiative facilitates career exploration and job readiness resources to youth in Cameron County. We are happy and humbled to see SEEDS recognized with the Youth Inspiration & Career Awareness Award and a $100,000 grant from the Texas Workforce Commission during its 22nd Annual Conference held November of 2018.

SEEDS encompasses all of our work with public schools, including our workshops for students and educators, career fairs and expos we organize at different campuses, the innovative Ambassadors program, and the #MyDreamJob campaign.

 To request a workshop or a visit from our #MyDreamJob photo booth to your school or community-based organization, contact us at community@wfscameron.org

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Continuing our efforts to raise awareness about career opportunities in the manufacturing industry, the Community Engagement and Communications Team at Workforce Solutions Cameron hosted the 2nd Annual Heavy Metal Tour and Manufacturing Forum.

 On September 26th, 2018, the Workforce collaborated with the Harlingen Manufacturers Association to facilitate over 125 Harlingen high school seniors the opportunity to visit local manufacturing companies, see their state-of-the-art facilities and learn more about their production process, final manufactured products, and future job opportunities. Students that day had the opportunity to tour Penn Aluminum, Aloe Laboratories, ITD Precision, and Emerson.

 Two days later, over 300 students from Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District, San Benito ISD, and Santa Rosa ISD were able to attend the 2nd Annual Manufacturing Forum. The event featured a panel of manufacturing professionals including Mr. Norwood Fedie of the Harlingen Manufacturers Association, Dr. Tom Coyle of UTRGV, Mr. Raul Chavez of Emerson and Mr. Mark Bushur of Penn Aluminum. The panel was expertly moderated by KVEO Alfredo Cuadros. Each panelist was able to share their experiences with manufacturing and gave those in attendance advice on career success. In the end, Motivational Speaker Darrell "Coach D" Andrews spoke to the students, inspiring them to become leaders in their fields.

 We thank our partners from the Harlingen Manufacturers Association for catalyzing such an incredible event. We look forward to next year’s tour and forum!

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Our RISE (Reviving and Instilling Skills for Excellence) initiative equips at-promise, out-of-school youth with resources and experiences needed to get back-on-track. Building upon the success of Project Phoenix, our efforts to serve disconnected youth include youth conferences, open houses, and other special projects in collaboration with our wonderful community partners including Cameron County Juvenile Justice Department, Department of Protective and Family Services, Baptist Children and Family Services, and the Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville.

Does your organization work with youth? Let’s collaborate! Contact us at community@wfscameron.org



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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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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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!

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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.