Job related training services can help applicants to qualify and obtain high-demand jobs that lead to economic self-sufficiency. Training services are available to eligible youth, adults, and dislocated workers through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and selected training providers and partners across the state.

Funding assistance for these training services is primarily available through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the Trade Assistance Act (TAA), and the On-the-Job Training (OJT). Sometimes these funds may be leveraged with federal Pell grants and/or the Student Loan programs.

Training is available either through selected and designated training providers, through an Individual Training Account (ITA) developed in partnership with professional career center staff. Through this approach, after receiving core services, and an individualized assessment; an ITA allows customers to choose appropriate training programs through an Eligible Training Provider (ETP) list. The ETP list helps ensure consumer protection and performance standards for training services. Program description, program length, cost, and provider contact information is all available online. For more information, call 1-866-765-5038.

Workforce Solutions South Plains Career Centers offer a variety services to help jobseekers determine the job or career that is “right” for them. These may include:

  • Workshops to enhance your job search, resume, cover letters, networking, and more

  • Labor market information that shows high-growth industries and occupations, etc.

  • Resource Rooms that provide easy access to computers, copiers, fax, phones, and Internet access to current jobs listings that exist locally, statewide, and nationwide

  • If jobseekers need additional training, Workforce Career Centers may provide:

  • Career counseling

  • Aptitude, Skill, and Interest Assessment

  • Short term training to upgrade or enhance job skills

  • On-the-job training with private employers

  • Educational and job training services, as featured through the Eligible Training Provider List

  • Individual Training Account development; ongoing Case Management support

  • Supportive services to help training participants while in training; such as transportation, housing, minor medical, and job search or relocation assistance

  • Job training prepares job seekers for good jobs. Our goal is to ensure our customers have easy access to the information and services provided through the Workforce Career Center as well as provide them with the most appropriate services to fit their individual needs. If you are interested in applying for job training, contact one of our career centers at 1-866-765-5038 or go to

    Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act – Program Overview

    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program provides workforce development activities designed to enhance the employability, occupational attainment, retention and earnings of adults, dislocated workers, and youth. WIOA improves the quality of the workforce, reduces welfare dependency, and enhances the productivity and competitiveness of the Texas economy.

    Workforce Solutions offers financial assistance to eligible individuals including:

    • Training services for individuals deemed in need of training in order to become employed or retain employment, e.g., on-the-job training, occupational skills training, and training for nontraditional employment
    • Support services such as transportation and work-related expenses when needed by the individual to work or participate in a WIOA-funded activity
    • Dislocated worker services specific to workers who have been laid off because of a plant closure or other dislocation. These services include job search assistance, introduction to job search tools, labor market information, access to computers, instruction on résumé writing, financial planning, stress management, and referral to vocational skills training as appropriate

    WIOA-funded training in targeted occupations is provided by a wide variety of certified training providers in the Workforce Solutions South Plains area. Please note that training providers and available programs are subject to change. Please visit the WIOA Eligible Training Provider System (ETPS) website for the most current information.

    The WIOA Targeted Occupations List is a comprehensive occupational list of selected training programs that will allow individuals to receive training in careers that have projected high growth in the South Plains area. The analysis is conducted annually in terms of demand, growth and potential income.

    If you are interested in applying for WIOA services, please visit a Workforce Solutions Career Center, so that a staff member may assist you.

    For additional information on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act please visit the Texas Workforce Commission website.