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Career Training

Sometimes getting the perfect job means investing in skills. Each year, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County funds training for job seekers who need to fully develop existing skills or create new skills. A Career Counselor can direct you to HSE , ESL, classes to upgrade your basic academic skills, or industry recognized certification courses. Choosing a career begins with knowing what career best matches your personality, skills and abilities. For more information, contact your Career Counselor or visit our Workforce Centers page using the button below to learn how you can get enrolled in a program.

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Target Occupations

An occupation listed on the Target Occupations List for the Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County Board has met certain criterion. The criteria for review, includes but is not limited to, whether the occupation(s) are critical to our targeted industries, number of jobs projected for that occupation, the entry and median wages of the reviewed occupation in Tarrant County, and skill level of the occupation. This data review is then tempered by local employer input, and voted on by the Tarrant County Workforce Board to become the target occupations list for Tarrant County. For additional information about each occupation, click the corresponding link within the document. Individuals enrolled in one of our programs could be eligible for free training if it pertains to one of these occupations. For more information, contact your career counselor or visit our Workforce Centers page to learn how you can get enrolled in a program.

Target Occupations List

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Quick Training for Good Jobs

The Quick Training for Good Jobs booklet was developed to highlight target occupations in Tarrant County that require quickly obtainable certifications/credentials. Learn about the duties, pay, and demand for each occupation in the digital booklet below.

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The Next Generation Aerospace Manufacturing Training Program

The Aerospace Manufacturing training program was originally created in 2008 by Aerospace Consortium members to create a manufacturing talent pipeline focused on transferable skills for aircraft composites fabrication and assembly. The Consortium’s Skills committee came together in 2017 to revamp the AMTP curriculum to meet the demands of the next generation aircraft requirements. The driving force behind the development of the Aerospace Manufacturing Training Program (AMTP) was to build a skilled workforce pipeline for the region and provide students with hands-on and classroom instruction in basic manufacturing and aircraft assembly skills. For more information, download the flyer below.

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Adult Vocational Academies

Adult Vocational Academies are a combination of literacy training, vocational training and connection to local employers that allow you to

obtain industry valued credentials and introduce you to employers hiring for those credentials. Through a partnership with Tarrant County College, this is offered at no cost to you, if eligible. If you are interested in joining an academy, talk to your career counselor or give us a call today at 817-413-4000.

Benefits of joining an Academy include:

Enrollment at Tarrant County College

No High School diploma required

Day or night classes

Convenient Academy locations on bus lines

Access to real world Industry Experts

Opportunities to connect with employers

Additional training opportunities

 Other supportive services as needed

All at no cost to you!

In the Accounting Technician Program you will learn the skills you need to create and maintain accurate financial records for organizations. For more information, download the flyer below!

Topics covered include:
  • Bookkeeping
  • Accounting
  • Keyboarding
Credentials Obtained
  • Microsoft Excel Specialist
  • Quickbooks Certification
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