Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend

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Introducing Career Coach!

Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.  
                       Click here to meet Career Coach!

Project ELI - Emerging Leaders Initiative

The Emerging Leaders Initiative provides year-round support and career counseling to Coastal Bend young adults ages 16-24. Career Counselors are available to assist in overcoming barriers to education and employment.

The initiative provides guidance on in-demand careers throughout the Coastal Bend and allows participants to experience these careers through on-going, meaningful career exploration and subsidized employment activities. These activities are designed to immerse emerging leaders into the world of work.

Emerging Leaders also receive certification from Del Mar College through the Career Ready Workforce Certification Program, which in four days, empowers participants with "soft skills" that employers find an integral and necessary part of everyday business.

Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend serves the 12 county Coastal Bend region and invests in our regional economic success through access to jobs, training, and youth services.

If you are interested in learning more about Project ELI, please contact Baldo Hinojosa or Desiree Lara at 361.906.0705. In addition, local office and contact information provided on the Emerging Leaders Flyer.

             FMI: Download the Emerging Leaders Initiative Flyer Here!

Texas Reality Check!
Don't know how much money you will need to earn in the future? Don't know which occupation to choose? No problem! Visit Texas Reality Check to find out if the career you are thinking of will cover your expenses.

What will you do after high school? Will you work? Go to college? Live in a place of your own? Sign up for secondary school training? No matter what you decide, YOU have the POWER to create YOUR own SUCCESS story and we’re here to help you with our “Top Ten Tips”!

“Top Ten Tips”

1. Know who you are, what you like and what you want. Transform yourself for the 21st century workforce. Get a Skills and Interest Check-up!
2. You probably have more strengths than you think you do.
Get a gauge on your Marketable Work Skills.
3. What you don’t like is just as important as what you do like.
Job Shadowing can shed some light on your future career.
4. You can’t get there without knowing where you’re going!
Sign up for Career Exploration 101: Life After High School.
5. Learn a skill. OST - Occupational Skills Training might be
perfect for you!
6. Communication is key. We provide Leadership Development Opportunities to help you get what you want.
7. Your interests, skills and abilities are ever changing. Alternative Secondary School Training can define your life!
8. What job are you looking to learn more about? OJT - On-The-Job Training should be at the top of your list!
9. What inspires you can help you. Let us match you to a Mentor.
10. Tag, you’re it! If you are here (reading the “Top Ten Tips”), then Workforce Solutions is for you! “Get Your Job On” at Workforce Solutions and sign up for a workforce extreme makeover!


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Job Corps is a free education and training program that helps young people learn a career, earn a high school diploma or GED, and find and keep a good job. For eligible youth at least 16 years of age, Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life.

For more information about what Job Corps has to offer, please visit If you or someone you know is interested in joining Job Corps, contact your local Admissions Counselor at (361) 765-4305.



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Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Relay Texas: 1-800-735-2989 (TDD) and 1-800-735-2988 or 7-1-1 (Voice).
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