In 2016, the Census Bureau reported that future job growth for Lamesa is predicted to be 30.6% over the next 10 years. However, given the increase of industry within the city, Lamesa Economic Development predicts an increase within this number to report a stronger future for job growth.
Below are resources available for your workforce in Lamesa, Texas.
Workforce Development and Continuing Education fuel growth while providing a strong workforce. Howard College supports current and future business and industries through skills and knowledge acquisition, bringing a more competitive and successful workforce necessary for your company to locate to or expand within Lamesa.
Workforce Solutions - Permian Basin
Workforce Solutions Permian Basin is funded by state and federal tax dollars that are redirected back into the 17 counties of the Permian Basin. The multi-county region consists of Andrews, Borden, Crane, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Reeves, Terrell, Upton, Ward and Winkler Counties.
The Self Sufficiency Fund provides training grants for industry recognized certificates and credentials that lead to permanent full-time employment.
The Self Sufficiency Fund program assists adult recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, and individuals earning less than $37,000 annually with a dependent child (custodial or noncustodial) or an individual at risk of becoming dependent on public assistance.
Partnering with local community or technical colleges or Community-based organizations 501(c)(3), Texas Engineering Extension Services (TEEX) or trade unions can apply to TWC for funding.
Skills Development Fund
The Skills Development Fund is Texas' premier job-training program providing local customized training opportunities for Texas businesses and workers to increase skill levels and wages of the Texas workforce. The Texas Workforce Commission administers funding for the program. Success is achieved through collaboration among businesses, public community and technical colleges, Workforce Development Boards and economic development partners.
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