Tarrant County

Specialized Programs

At Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County we offer specialized programs for various populations. This allows us to offer customized support for customers in unique circumstances.

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Specialized Programs

Our specialized programs aim to assist the following groups of individuals with customized program content.

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Vets

Veteran Services

First and foremost, thank you to all veterans for your service to our country. At Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County we provide priority of service to eligible Veterans and their Spouses. Through a partnership with the Texas Veterans Commission we are able to provide individualized career services for disabled veterans and veterans with significant barriers to employment. For more information, visit your local Workforce Center or give us a call at 817-413-4000

Additional Resources for Veterans:

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County provides employers with enhanced access to an under utilized segment of the workforce, people with disabilities. Workforce Solutions, in partnership with Texas Workforce Solutions -Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services provides individuals with disabilities with employment related services including referrals, job search assistance, job readiness training, paid internship opportunities, career-focused education and training services within any of our Workforce Centers.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services helps individuals with physical or mental disabilities address employment barriers related to a disability, and supports eligible individuals as they prepare for, obtain, retain or advance in employment. Individualized services can include assessments and diagnostics, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and cognitive therapies, among other services.

A person with a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has the right to access all services, programs and activities provided at the Workforce Centers.

Workforce Solutions Workforce Centers provide services to ALL job seekers, but specialized accommodations and services are available to people with disabilities, if you ask. If you have a disability and you require special service or accommodation YOU MUST LET US KNOW. This is your choice and your right. Disclosing the nature of your disability can have real benefits. By doing so, Workforce Solutions staff can provide the accommodations and assistance you are entitled to receive.

To request assistance:

  • Start My VR is an online self-referral form that offers a convenient way for Texans with disabilities to take the first step toward employment. Get started today by visiting Start My VR or by scanning the QR code above.
  • You can also ask your Career Consultant or the receptionist at our Workforce Centers to put you in contact with a Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Counselor.
  • The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) representative will arrange necessary accommodations to provide persons with disabilities access to programs or services.

Workforce Solutions can provide:

  • Sign Language Interpreters
  • Accessible Technology
  • Job Development Services
  • Job Coaching
  • Training and more.

Summer Earn & Learn

The Summer Earn and Learn (SEAL) Program Creates Pathways to Employment for Students with Disabilities. SEAL is a statewide strategy that includes Work Readiness Training and Paid Internships for students with disabilities. It is offered during the summer months, when students are out of school.

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SEAL Provides:

  • Workplace readiness training to prepare you for successful employment.
  • Paid Internship (work experience) to help build your skills and identify future career goals.
Assisting Students With Disabilities and their families

Student HireAbility Navigator Initiative

The Student HireAbility Navigator (SHN) initiative provides support and coordination around the region to grow and improve workforce transition services offered to students with disabilities and their families.

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Rise Up

Young Adult Program

If you’re 16 to 24 and still trying to figure out this whole independence thing, why not get some free advice from the experts? We can help you finish your education, get a great job, assist with child care, and more! Fill out the form below to find out how to get started.

Additional Resources for Young Adults:

Young Adults Age 16-24

Start a Paid Internship or Training!

Invest in yourself. Start a paid internship or training to gain industry recognized credentials in a matter of weeks! Take the first step and fill out the form and a career counselor will contact you to discuss the available opportunities to get you where you want to be. Look for a confirmation from us in your email.

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NCP

Non Custodial Parent Program

NCP Choices is a collaborative effort of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Texas, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County and family court judges. The program targets low-income unemployed or underemployed noncustodial parents who are behind on their child support payments and whose children are current or former recipients of public assistance.

The goal of NCP Choices is to help noncustodial parents (NCPs) overcome substantial barriers to employment and career advancement while becoming economically self-sufficient and making consistent child support payments.