Some interesting numbers from this list
# Of Programs
Average Cost of Tuition
# Of Providers
# Of Cities
What is an Eligible Training Provider?Eligible Training Providers (ETPs) are entities with job training programs approved by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to provide Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)–funded training services. Local Workforce Development Boards (Boards) fund training for Adult and Dislocated Worker program participants primarily through Individual Training Accounts (ITAs). The publicly accessible Statewide Eligible Training Providers List (ETPL) includes all programs that are currently approved by TWC for ITA funding. The Statewide ETPL Performance Report includes data related to student enrollment for approved programs from July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2021. Inclusion on the statewide ETPL does not guarantee that a Board will refer any student to the program or that it will receive any funds.
What is the WIOA program?The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a statute established in 2014 by the US Department of Labor (DOL). It enables workers to obtain good jobs by providing them with job search assistance and training opportunities.
How does the WIOA program pay for my continuing education class?WIOA establishes a priority requirement with respect to funds allocated to a local area for adult employment and training activities. American Job Center staff, when using WIOA Adult funds to provide individualized career services and training services, must give priority to recipients of public assistance, other low-income individuals, and individuals who are basic skills deficient. Under WIOA, priority must be implemented regardless of the amount of funds available to provide services in the local area. In addition, veterans receive priority of service in all DOL-funded employment programs.
Ummm... What?Basically, there's a federal program that helps people learn a new skill or trade. It's designed to help people in need, meaning if you're low-income, or are on welfare, and qualify, the government will pay for a class that will teach you a new skill, which may help you get a better job.
You need to work with your local Workforce Commission office to make sure you qualify and for them to pay the right people.
I still don't understand.. how does this site help me?This website gives you the ability to search for programs that are approved by the Texas Workforce Commission. It tells you how much the class will cost, where it's at and who to contact to sign up for the class.
What do I do after I sign up?Once you've signed up for the class, you need to contact your local TWC office, let them know you've signed up and want to see if you qualify for the TWC-WIOA program. The person you talk to will take it from there.
How do I Qualify for the TWC-WIOA program?While anyone can take these classes, not everyone will qualify for the WIOA assistance. In order to qualify you'll need to show you're eligible for this program. To do that you'll need to present the TWC with the following items.
- Proof of income.. or lack thereof.
- Past 26 weeks of paystubs (if you have any)
- Proof of Address
- You'll have to prove who's living with you/your dependents
Go Search the Texas ETPL