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Training Requirement & Options

Workforce Development Board members must complete management and board development training within the first 90 days of your service as a board member. If you do not complete the training before the 91st day after your certification as a board member, you are ineligible to continue serving on the board.

The training includes emphasis on the importance of high-quality workforces to the economic prosperity of local communities and encourages you to be an advocate in your community for effective and efficient workforce development programs.

You have three options for meeting your training requirement:

  • Attend a short classroom presentation delivered periodically (and by request) in various locations throughout the state.
  • Request and use the printed New Board Member Orientation Guide training packet, and complete the self-directed course.
  • View the New Board Member Orientation Guide provided on this page and complete the self-directed course.

If you want to attend a presentation or request a copy of the printed New Board Member Orientation training packet, contact the TWC Training and Development Department at 512-463-3029 or training.development@twc.texas.gov.

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New Board Member Orientation Materials

To fulfill your training requirement using the documents linked below, review the New Board Member Orientation Guide, then submit your certificate of completion by email, fax or mail to TWC Training and Development to ensure that your training completion is recorded.

New Board Member Orientation Guide & Appendices

The New Board Member Orientation Guide presents a high-level overview including:

  • How the Texas Workforce System is linked to and cooperatively engaged with local economic development efforts
  • What a focus on strategic planning and visionary leadership means for the Workforce Development Board
  • Why the Board member is a critical player in ensuring the success of workforce development in their area

The Board Orientation Appendices to the guide include:

  • A description of the Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC)
  • A plan for expanding the Workforce Solutions office concept to facilitate an employer-driven, customer-friendly, efficient and effective system that achieves results
  • A monitoring plan for service providers to ensure local accountability, financial and program integrity
  • A list of performance measures for employment and training programs under Board jurisdiction.

Board Orientation Desk Aids

Certificate of Completion

To ensure that your training participation is appropriately documented, fill in and print your Certificate of CompletionNew Board Member Orientation Certificate of Completion PDF, sign and date it, then submit it by email, fax or mail to TWC Training and Development.

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