Austin benefits from one of the most educated local workforces in the country and continues to build upon this strength by creating new opportunities to support industries and residents on their path to success. The Global Business Expansion Division works to understand the needs area businesses as we seek to connect residents to meaningful job training opportunities.

The City of Austin is a proud partner in the Austin Metro Area Master Community Workforce Plan. This master plan lays out a common agenda and establishes a framework for collaboration to coordinate the efforts of the region’s workforce development organizations and educational institutions. The Master Community Workforce Plan will focus on helping 10,000 economically disadvantaged individuals achieve financial stability and success through employment in middle-skill jobs.

The Economic Development Department works closely with the local workforce board, Workforce Solutions Capital Area, to offer referrals and services to employers and job seekers.

Opportunities for Employers - Labor market information, hiring tax credits, assistance and funding for employee skills training, and services to help employers succeed.

Opportunities for Job Seekers - Connecting area residents with training opportunities, job search help, resume assistance, interview skills, earning a GED and more.

Training Partners

Partnering with the City of Austin to serve area residents with in-demand training and certifications identified by the business community. Select from the organizations below to find out how to access training or learn about the industries and careers supported through these partners.

Additional Training Opportunities for Entrepreneurs and Creatives

Professional Development Courses for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs, coordinated by the Economic Development Department.

Professional Development Courses for Creatives, coordinated by the Economic Development Department.