2019 Impact Report

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WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS FOR THE HEART OF TEXAS

Proudly serving the counties of Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone, and McLennan


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ision

ission

A highly valued workforce system that

meets the economic demands of the

Heart of Texas communities.

To provide a well-trained workforce

for employers in order to ensure the

economic growth of the region.

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ision

ission

A highly valued workforce system that

meets the economic demands of the

Heart of Texas communities.

To provide a well-trained workforce

for employers in order to ensure the

economic growth of the region.

2019 IMPACT REPORT

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Letter from the Board Chair & the Executive Director

Dear Colleagues and Friends:

It is our pleasure to share with you the 2019 Impact Report for Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas.

Our report highlights the work that we are dedicated to and demonstrates the positive impact that we

continue to provide in the Heart of Texas region.

During the past year, we helped 1,873 employers to fill 1,531 job openings and served 7,816 job seekers.

Among workforce development boards in the state of Texas, we ranked:

· in the state for providing services to employers

· in state for helping job seekers earn a college credential

· in the state for helping dislocated workers to become employed

We assisted 170 youth to either become employed, enroll in college and earn a college credential. We

provided child care to 7,060 children and increased the number of Texas Rising Star child care providers

by fifty percent.

We are also proud to highlight our employers who were recognized at the 23rd Annual Texas Workforce

Conference for their commitment and contributions to our region and to the state of Texas. Equally,

we are proud to highlight our own achievement of winning two Local Workforce Development Board

awards.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for their continued support and are honored

to partner with chambers of commerce, economic development corporations, post-secondary institutions,

independent school districts, and other agencies who help fulfill our mission.

We thank the Chief Elected Officials, Board of Directors and Committee members for their visionary leadership

and guidance to advance our vision and mission. We also thank the Workforce Solutions for the

Heart of Texas staff for their daily commitment to our customers.

It’s been a great 2019! We look forward to the year ahead with great expectations as we continue to provide

a positive impact in the Heart of Texas region. As always, thank you for your continued confidence

in Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas.

Sincerely,

Paige Key

Board Chair

Heart of Texas Workforce Development Board, Inc.

Anthony Billings

Executive Director

Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas

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Heart of Texas Workforce Development Board, Inc.

Serving the counties of Bosque, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone & McLennan

Chief Elected Officials

Judge Justin Lewis

Lead Chief Elected Official

Hill County

Judge Don Pool

Bosque County

Judge Jay Elliott

Falls County

Judge Linda Grant

Freestone County

Judge Richard Duncan

Limestone County

Judge Scott Felton

McLennan County

Mayor Kyle Deaver

City of Waco

Board of Directors

Paige Key

Board Chair

Bosque County

Thomas Hervey

Chair-Elect

McLennan County

Alvin Pollard, Sr.

Secretary/Parliamentarian

McLennan County

Shirley Crockett

Treasurer

McLennan County

Sarah Boyd

McLennan County

Linda Calhoun

Bosque County

Norman Conner

Past Chair

McLennan County

Howard Childs

McLennan County

Clyff Curry

All Counties

Russ Foster

Limestone County

David Fowler

Freestone County

Laura Harborth

Hill County

Bill Hunter

McLennan County

Jeffrey Lyle

Falls County

Roy Nash

McLennan County

Celia Stem

Falls County

Kathleen (Kathy) Stubbs

Limestone County

Casey Wade

All Counties

Ashley Willis

McLennan County

Keith Stanford

At-Large Member

All Counties

Diane Cowan

Oversight Committee Chair

McLennan County

Warren Davis

Freestone County

Richard (Ricky) Edison

McLennan County

Pam McPeak

McLennan County

Marc Moore

McLennan County

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HEART OF TEXAS AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

Heart of Texas Awards of Excellence

Honoring Businesses & Individuals

Hillsboro Economic Development Corporation

Partner of the Year Award with Justin Lewis, Hill County

Judge & Lead Workforce Chief Elected Official

Norman Conner, Workforce Board Chair and

Dr. Elton E. Stuckly, Jr. Honorable Elenor

Holmes Service to Community Award Recipient

Magnolia

Employer of the Year

During the 21 st Annual Awards of Excellence Banquet, held on January 17, 2019, exceptional businesses

and individuals were honored for their dedication and support of economic growth in our region.

Among the award recipients honored were the Hillsboro Economic Development Corporation who

received the Partner of the Year Award; Dr. Elton E. Stuckly, Jr., Texas State Technical College’s Executive

Vice Chancellor and Chief Strategic Relations Officer who received the Honorable Elenor Holmes Service

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Little Christian Academy III, Outstanding

Child Care Provider and Norman Conner,

Workforce Board Chair

Living Word Christian Academy, Outstanding

Child Care Provider and Norman Conner,

Workforce Board Chair

David Davis, The Renè Clayton

Outstanding Workforce Professional

and Norman Conner, Workforce Board

Chair

to Community Award; Magnolia, who received the Employer of the Year Award; Little Christian Academy

III and Living Word Christian Academy, who both received the Outstanding Child Care Provider

Award; and Mr. David Davis, who received the inaugural Renè Clayton Outstanding Workforce Professional

Award.

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WORKFORCE SERVICES IMPACT

Meet Private First Class Cooper,

of the Texas National Guard, who

attended the Hiring Red,

White & You! Veterans Job

Fair in November.

PFC Cooper was preparing

to transition into the civilian

workforce and had the opportunity

to connect with over 40

hiring employers.

As a result of the Hiring Red,

White & You! Veterans Job

Fair, PFC Cooper obtained

three job leads with

major employers in

Waco.

Veteran Services

Helped Veterans Earn

$ 6,927

in Median Wages

per Quarter

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707

Total Veterans

Served

Directly Connected

Veterans to

80

Hiring Employers

72

Disabled

Veterans Served

Of Veterans Served

569

are Employed or

in College

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1,873

Total Employers

Served

Employer Services

Ranked

#2

Among Workforce

Boards for Providing

Services to Employers

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WORKFORCE SERVICES IMPACT

Proctored

621

Tests to Help

Employers find the

Right Candidates

1,531

Job Openings

filled for Employers

Held

312

Hiring Events

and Job Fairs for

Employers

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WORKFORCE SERVICES IMPACT

Job Seeker Services

Ranked

#1

Among Workforce Boards

for Helping Job Seekers

earn a College Credential

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7,816

Total Job Seekers

Served

Helped Job Seekers Earn

$ 9,939

in Median Wages

per Quarter

Ranked

#1

Among Workforce

Boards for Helping

Dislocated Workers

to become Employed

7,329

Total Job Seekers

received Services

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WORKFORCE SERVICES IMPACT

170

Total Youth Served

Youth Services

82.5%

Of Youth Served

earned a College

Credential

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Meet Aidrik, who launched his career in

welding by participating in the YES! High School

Student Welding Internship during the spring of

2019.

As a result of the YES! Internship opportunity,

Aidrik:

participated in a paid internship with

Metals 2 Go

completed the TSTC Welding Fabrication

course

earned an *AWS Industry-Recognized

Credential.

WORKFORCE SERVICES IMPACT

Today, Aidrik continues to pursue his Welding

degree as a college student at TSTC and is now an

employee of Metals 2 Go.

*American Welding Society

84.6%

Of Youth Served

became Employed or

Enrolled in College

68

Youth gained

Work Experience

100%

YES! Student Welding

Interns earned an *AWS

Industry-Recognized

Credential

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WORKFORCE SERVICES IMPACT

Child Care Services

48%

Of all Children are enrolled

in a *TRS Rated Facility

*Texas Rising Star

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7,060

Total Children Served

Provided Professional

Development Training to

1,526

Teachers &

Administrators

Increased the Number

of TRS Providers by

50%

to forty-two TRS

Child Care Providers

Provided Mentoring

& Coaching to

159

Teachers &

Administrators

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Local Employers Honored at Texas Workforce Conference

For their Commitment and Contributions

Hobbs Bonded Fibers 2019 Small Employer of the Year Finalist

During this year’s 23rd Annual Texas Workforce Conference, held in December 2019, Hobbs Bonded

Fibers was honored as a top three finalist for the 2019 Texas Workforce Solutions Small Employer of the

Year award. Nominated by Workforce Solutions as an outstanding small employer, Hobbs Bonded Fibers

was chosen from among 61 private-sector employers for their commitment to the Texas workforce

system.

Pictured Left to Right: Anthony Billings, Workforce Solutions Executive Director; Clint Weaver, Hobbs Bonded Fibers; Berenice Gonzalez,

Workforce Solutions Business Solutions Manager; JR Baccus and Bob Weinrich, Hobbs Bonded Fibers; Paige Key, Workforce Board Chair;

Jose Palacios, Workforce Solutions Manager of Business & Industry Initiatives; Karl VanBecelaere, Hobbs Bonded Fibers.

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MOD Super Fast Pizza, LLC 2019 Employer of Excellence

Nominated by Workforce Solutions, MOD Super Fast Pizza, LLC was honored with the Local Employer of

Excellence Award for the Heart of Texas region. This award honors one private-sector employer in each

local workforce development area who is actively involved with Texas Workforce Solutions and has made

a positive impact on employers, workers, and the community.

Pictured Left to Right: Berenice Gonzalez, Workforce Solutions Business Solutions Manager; Jason Guehler, MOD Super Fast Pizza; Paige Key,

Workforce Board Chair; Anthony Billings, Workforce Solutions Executive Director.

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Workforce Board Awarded at Texas Workforce Conference

For Outstanding Service to Youth and Quality Child Care

2019 Youth Inspiration & Career Awareness Award

Each year, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) highlights and recognizes the outstanding

achievements of Local Workforce Development Boards at its annual workforce conference. The awards

recognize a Board’s work in responding to the needs of employers through skills training, job search assistance,

and other workforce support services.

This year, at the 23rd Annual Texas Workforce Conference, Workforce Solutions for the Heart of Texas was

honored to receive two awards that recognized our efforts to provide career awareness to at-risk youth

Pictured Left to Right: Ed Serna, TWC Executive Director; Celia Stem, Board Member; Aaron Demerson, TWC Commissioner Representing Employers;

Board Members Linda Calhoun, Alvin Pollard, Diane Cowan, Shirley Crockett, Paige Key (Board Chair); Anthony Billings, Executive Director;

Bryan Daniel, TWC Chairman and Commissioner Representing the Public; and Julian Alvarez III, TWC Commissioner Representing Labor.

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2019 Texas Rising Star Child Care Award

including homeless and foster youth, and for increasing the quality of infant/toddler care for Texas Rising

Star providers.

Workforce Solutions was awarded the following awards:

• Youth Inspiration & Career Awareness Award which honored our outstanding YES! Initiative which

focuses on supporting career awareness and exploration for young people.

• Texas Rising Star Child Care Award which honored our exemplary efforts for outstanding performance

in areas such as consumer education, technical assistance, mentoring, and professional development.

Pictured Left to Right: Ed Serna, TWC Executive Director; Julie Talbert, Board Staff; Aaron Demerson, TWC Commissioner Representing Employers;

Board Members Linda Calhoun, Clyff Curry, Diane Cowan, Shirley Crockett; Anthony Billings, Executive Director; Bryan Daniel, TWC

Chairman and Commissioner Representing the Public; and Julian Alvarez III, TWC Commissioner Representing Labor.

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Financial Data

Fiscal Year 2018-2019

Workforce Solutions for the Heart is funded by federal and state funds, and through

private grants. In Fiscal Year 2018-2019, Workforce Solutions administered $16,002,616 in

program funds.

$2,439,892

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act

$10,932,732

Child Care

$1,344,146

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

$230,638

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

$95,621

Trade Adjustment Act

$959,587

Employment Services & Other

$16,002,616

TOTAL

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Heart of Texas Workforce Development Board, Inc.

Board Staff

Anthony Billings

Executive Director

Aquanetta Brobston

Quality Assurance Coordinator/

Equal Opportunity Officer/504

Coordinator

Eunice Fernandez

Director of Strategic Planning

Rochelle Goodnight

Executive Secretary

Lilian Signey-Hall

Project Support Specialist

Judy Hedge

Administrative Coordinator/

Public Information Officer

Sugey Jaimes

Project Support Specialist

Kary Kuecker

Workforce Contract Manager

Nancy Maldonado

Accountant

Vicki Meek

Budget & Contract Officer

José Palacios

Manager of Business & Industry

Initiatives

Julie Talbert

Child Care Manager

Administrative Offices

801 Washington Avenue, Suite 700, Waco, TX 76701

P: (254) 296-5300 F: (254) 753-3173

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