Texas Adds 40,700 Nonfarm Positions Over the Month. Read more.
The Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (TXAEYC) has recognized Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Bryan Daniel as the recipient of their Appointed Official of the Year award for 2020. The award is given annually by TXAEYC to the elected or appointed official who has best ...
“It is time to open them up,” Abbott said in a Facebook video announcing the move. “If we continue to contain COVID, then these openings, just like other businesses, should be able to expand in the near future.” Read more.
Texas service sector activity this month grew at its fastest pace since February, with retailers posting a solid rebound. That’s the takeaway from the most recent report by the Federal Reserve of Dallas. Read more.
Area officials said that 2020 saw the graduation of the first class of the region’s Advanced Manufacturing Program. The program, which is one of several efforts to encourage manufacturing training, assists high school students in receiving dual credit courses toward future careers in industrial and manufacturing careers. ...
On Monday, House Democrats introduced a new $2.2 trillion pandemic relief package as part of a last-minute attempt to find a bipartisan solution prior to both chambers leaving town until after the November 3 elections. Read more.
The National Apprenticeship Act of 2020 (H.R. 8294) would amend the existing national apprenticeship program to include both pre-apprenticeships and youth apprenticeships, while also defining guidelines for registered apprenticeship programs. Read more.
U.S. Department of Labor Includes TWC Among First Group to Oversee Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has been included in the initial list of 18 organizations recognized by the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) as Standards Recognition Entities (SREs) to oversee the development of high-quality Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs (IRAPs). TWC is the only state-run workforce agency to be included ...
U.S. Department of Education Launches Rethink Adult Ed Challenge to Grow Pre-Apprenticeship Opportunities for Life-long Learners
In recognition of National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Rethink Adult Ed Challenge that will expand career opportunities for adult learners through pre-apprenticeship programs. These important educational opportunities help to ensure students seeking apprenticeships are prepared with the ...
Texas Central plans to spend $20 billion in privately-raised money to build a new track from Houston to Dallas. Construction will employ thousands of people for years, and daily operations will employ hundreds more. Read more.