Partners

The Workforce Centers bring together the resources of a variety of federally funded programs and partner agencies in locations that are convenient and accessible for all customers. Among the programs that have been integrated into the one stop delivery system are the following:

Experience Works - Offers the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). This program, funded under Title V of the Older Americans Act as well as state and local grants, enables us to help thousands of low-income individuals, age 55 and older, throughout the United States.

Texas Veterans Commission – Provides a Rural Veterans Career Advisor housed in the Victoria Career Center to assist Veterans in their work search.

Cornerstone Solutions – Provides an Outreach and Admissions Counselor (by appointment) to promote training programs for young adults through their Job Corps Centers.

Community Action Committee of Victoria – Operates several programs for low-income, elderly, children, disabled and needy families, such as: assistance in helping pay for a utility bill in an emergency situation, delivering meals to homebound, low-income elderly clients, assisting low-income households in weatherizing their homes. Phone - (361)578-2989 or 1-800-365-7712

Housing Urban Development (HUD) – Administers the public housing and Section 8 housing programs by means of housing authorities located throughout the United States. You can find information on your local public housing authority and specific services offered.

Texas Health and Human Services Commission – Administers several programs to maintain and improve the health and human services system in Texas: Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Texas Women’s Health Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, SNAP Food Benefits and Nutritional Programs, Family Violence Services, Refugee Services, and Disaster Assistance.

Department of Rehabilitative Services - Administers programs that help Texans with disabilities find jobs through vocational rehabilitation and ensure they live independently in their community.

Victoria College - Offers Adult Basic Education courses to help adult students improve their skills in preparation to take the GED exam and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses for non-native speakers who need to become proficient enough in English to pass state and citizenship exams and continue with their education.

Economic Development Entities – Economic Development entities offer competitive incentives to companies who are creating jobs and driving innovation in Texas. Some of the most commonly utilized state offerings include the Texas Enterprise Fund, Texas Emergency Technology Fund, Grants, Tax Incentives, and Workforce Development.  For a list of economic development entities in the Golden Crescent Area, click on the Community button under the Resources tab.