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WIOA Local Plan Public Comment

Local Workforce Development Plan

The Gulf Coast Workforce Board and its operating affiliate, Workforce Solutions, are the public workforce system for the 13-county greater Houston-Gulf Coast region in southeast Texas.

We exist to keep our region the best place to do business, work, and live.  We work to elevate the economic and human potential of our region by fulfilling the diverse needs of the businesses and people we serve.

Our 2021-24 Local Plan describes the current and future economic and workforce needs of our region and lays out how the Workforce Board will use its resources to meet those needs.

Notable sections of the plans include:

  • The full range of service options for businesses and individuals

  • A description of current economic conditions, with short-range impact analyses of the COVID-19 pandemic and oil & gas economic downturn.

  • Updates to our Target Industries; High-Skill, High-Growth Occupations; and Where the Jobs Are lists using recently available 2018-28 projection data.

Please click here to view the plan. 

To view the slides from the public comment meeting on January 15, 2021, please click here.

Supplemental Plan Documents

In-Demand Occupations, Target Occupations, and In-Demand Industries List Excel Templates Click here to view.

Texas Workforce Investment Council Requirements
Click here to view.


For reference, the 2017-2020 Local Plan is here.

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