The efforts of the Workforce Development programs are overseen by a 25-member board of business and community leaders and a group of seven local elected officials. The Panhandle Regional Planning Commission serves as the administrative and fiscal agent for these two entities and is responsible for over $13 million in annual funding provided by the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Veterans Commission, and local governments.
The Panhandle Workforce Development Board is a business-led group, the majority of which is comprised of employers from the private sector, as well as representatives from community-based organizations, labor, economic development, secondary and post-secondary education, adult and continuing education, literacy, vocational rehabilitation, public employment services, and the State Department of human services. The Panhandle Workforce Development Board is appointed by local elected officials and oversees workforce program services provided in our 26-county region.
TWC and AEDC Present a combined $500,000 in Funding for High Demand Job Training to five local ISDs
A meeting of the Panhandle Workforce Development Board will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, this meeting will be held in hybrid format with videoconference available pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.127.
A meeting of the Panhandle Workforce Development Consortium’s Governing Body will be held at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Due to the current COVID-19 crisis this meeting will be held by in a hybrid format of both in-person and videoconference pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551.127.