Since 2003, Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin and Triumph Aerostructures – Vought Aircraft Division have led the Aerospace Consortium. The companies have been instrumental in the creation of the “Gotta Jet?” career awareness program for students and their parents as well as the development of a common entry-level training program for future employees. With the support of the Arlington and Fort Worth Chambers, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center and Hillwood Properties, the Consortium continues to make important contributions to the North Texas region. As one of the key industries for the region, aerospace manufacturing employs workers in over 75 companies, and promotion and training programs developed by the Aerospace Consortium will ensure that there is a pipeline of future employees for years to come.
To learn more about the DFW Regional Aerospace Consortium check out the latest Annual Report.
The DFW Regional Aerospace Consortium, managed by Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County has developed an Aerospace gaming application for smart phones and devices. The consortium is working with our regional academic partner, University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), to develop the game and in partnership with the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
FLYBY was designed to generate interest in Aerospace and Aviation careers for elementary, middle, and high school students in an effort to build the local talent pipeline for future employment opportunities. The game features aircraft from local Aerospace companies – Lockheed Martin’s F35 and C130J, Bell Helicopter’s V-280, and Airbus Helicopter’s H155 and EC255.
Tarrant County Alliance for Economic Independence
Tarrant County Alliance for Economic Independence (TCAEI) is envisioned as a community-wide workforce development system whereby all providers of workforce services and employers in the community collaborate to: 1) reach the high-need target groups and communities; 2) understand, validate and promote career pathways; 3) expand work-based learning opportunities; 4) apply for available funding efficiently and effectively; 5) maximize opportunities to attract additional funding; 6) identify gaps in workforce services and 7) develop strategies to fill those gaps. The committee’s stated purpose/mission statement for the TCAEI reads: “To establish a community-wide collaboration that is focused on achieving economic independence for all work able customers through career pathways, identifying and removing barriers to employment.”Would your organization like to become a Member Organization of the Tarrant County Alliance for Economic Independence? Fill out the response form below.
If your Organization is already approved as a member of the Tarrant County Alliance for Economic Independence, you may schedule training on the Portal. Below are the upcoming training dates, times and locations.
February – April 2017 Partner Portal Training Dates
If you would like to schedule a training time, please contact Kay Gollihugh by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org at least a week ahead of the scheduled date.
- Please do NOT have anyone show up unannounced at a training
- Once you have scheduled a training date, please follow the attached instructions and return requested information at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled training date
- You may email the information to: TCAEI@workforcesolutions.net
Inter Agency Workforce Group (IAWG)
The Inter-Agency Workforce Group is the catalyst that brings workforce professionals together from the private and public sectors to network and offer workforce development programs that bring knowledge and enrichment to its members. This group is hosted by Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County and meeting space is graciously donated by Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth. The Inter-Agency Workforce Group meets seven times during the year and has a longstanding reputation in the community as a source of vital information for businesses to share with their employees, and for the partnering organizations to more effectively serve their clients through community cooperation. For more information about IAWG please contact Elma Kirkwood at email@example.com.
Fathers and Children Together (FACT)
It’s a fact – dads can do it, Project FACT can help. We have the tools to help you as a provider, partner and parent for your children. The purpose of the Fact program is to provide fathers (and parents) of minor children with a variety of free services that will help them reach their full potential as parents, providers and partners. For more information about eligibility and enrollment, call 817.710.7888 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Other FACT Resources Include: