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Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (WSTC) celebrates 25th Anniversary at Joint Board Meeting and Awards Celebration

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                              

Media Contact: Lacey Douglas, Workforce Solutions
817.823.0533  /

FORT WORTH, Texas (February 10, 2022) – Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (WSTC) held its Annual Joint Workforce Governing and Workforce Development Board Meeting and Awards Celebration, February 9, 2022 at Lena Pope Amon Carter Center. The meeting was a chance to celebrate WSTC’s 25th Anniversary as well as the partners and programs who contributed to the successful service delivery in Tarrant County.

At this meeting the members of the Workforce Development Board (WDB) along with the audience heard the latest information impacting the county from our elected officials, including Tarrant County Commissioner Roy Brooks, Arlington Mayor Jim Ross and Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker.

“I know this is a favorite event for many, you really get to see the good work being done in Tarrant County. We continue to take our Virtual Services to a whole new level and expand them. This has not been what I would call a year we could predict. But I am extremely proud of our staff and the work we accomplished with our partners. We are excited for the many things to come in 2022!” said Judy McDonald, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County executive director.

This meeting is also a venue to honor our exceptional partners, businesses and special individuals who have contributed to our success over the past year. WSTC was honored to have the always eloquent, Estrus Tucker (WSTC Board Member) to help us celebrate 25 Years of Workforce Development in Tarrant County. From Work Advantage in 1996 to Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County today, we continue to be here as your employment and training resource. Cheers to 25 Years of Workforce Excellence in Tarrant County!

The meeting debuted the 2021 Annual Awards Video, which can be viewed by visiting: where we recognized the following partners:

2021 Community Partner Award

  • Pastor Kyev Tatum with New Mount Rose Baptist Church

2021 Workforce Partner Awards:

  • The Women’s Center
  • Goodwill North Central Texas
  • Pathfinders

2021 Apprenticeship Partner Awards:

  • Fort Worx Apprenticeship Program
  • North Texas Auto Dealers Apprenticeship Program
  • Early Education Apprenticeship Program

2021 AEL Partner Award

  • Tarrant County

2021 Child Care Partner Award

  • Child Care Associates

At the event we also debuted our 2021 Year End Review Video, which featured a tribute to a member of the WSTC family that we lost at the end of 2021. Chris was not just a colleague, but a member of our family and he will be missed. 2021 Year End Review Video link:


About Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County

Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (WSTC), under the direction of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), is one of 28 local workforce development boards located throughout the state. WSTC’s primary goal is to meet the needs of Tarrant County employers and workers through locally designed market-driven workforce development initiatives and services. All employers, workers and job seekers are eligible to take advantage of these services. The 29-member Workforce Development Board (WDB) is made up of business and community leaders and is chaired by Gracie Vega, with The Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center. The WDB work in partnership with the Workforce Governing Board (WGB), which is composed of Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker, Arlington Mayor Jim Ross and chaired by Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley, to oversee Workforce services in Tarrant County. More information can be found at or by calling 817-413-4000. NOTE: Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County is an employment and training resource and does not handle unemployment–that is the role of the Texas Workforce Commission.

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