Higher performance without higher costs.
With access to a right-to-work, ready-to-go labor pool of 2+ million, Wilmer offers strength in numbers, and beyond the numbers is the strength of skills. Thanks to vision and collaboration, global skills training is not just a priority in Texas, it’s a reality. In the DFW area, the labor pool is also primed and prepped by an economy as diverse as it is dynamic, and by higher education achievement: Over 30% of Dallas workers have college degrees and over 80% have a high school education.
We’re also pumping up performance with:
Texas education is aligned for 21st century performance. While research and four-year universities have come together with the visionary 60 x 30TX program preparing college graduates with global skills, Dallas County Community College District remains at the forefront of training innovation. Creating a 21st century worker demands training that is both general and targeted. It also demands not only greater alignment, but also enhanced collaboration and continuing innovation.
And that’s where the Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Workforce Leadership Council (RWLC) comes in.
Developing sector strength: Through collaborative efforts with state and local officials and DFW employers, the RWLC has spurred cluster development through skills training in multiple areas, including aerospace, healthcare, infrastructure, logistics (including advanced manufacturing and supply chain) and technology. RWLC’s public-private resource network gives employers added options and a greater assurance of quality.
Tapping into network resources is where the Wilmer EDC comes in:
Delivering performance for your operation: Our assistance begins long before startup, and Wilmer EDC can coordinate with training and support organizations to help you screen, hire, custom train and assess your new team—rapidly and at lower costs.
The Texas Skills Development Fund of the Texas Workforce Commission provides grants up to $500,000 for customized training that can be delivered on your factory floor or on the campus of your local trainer, Cedar Valley Community College. For small businesses, the Skills for Small Business program offers support for qualified companies employing fewer than 100 people—up to $1,450 for each new employee or $752 for existing employees. And our assistance doesn’t end at startup. We’re ready to support retraining for physical and product line expansions.