Workforce Development

Workforce Development

The people who live in and around Rockwall are educated, experienced, and ready to work. We boast some impressive statistics about the state of our workforce – and how we’re training future generations, too.

Sustainable economic growth begins with a skilled workforce. The Rockwall EDC is committed to helping build a robust talent pipeline that’s constantly growing and adapting to the needs of our always-evolving business world. With over 42.6% of our residents holding a bachelor’s degree or higher and an additional 2.6 million workers within a 45 minute drive time, you’ll be able to find the workers you need here in Rockwall.

The Rockwall Economic Development Corporation partners with the State of Texas, local community colleges, Rockwall ISD’s Gene Burton College & Career Academy, North Texas Workforce Solutions and local businesses to facilitate various training programs that enhance workforce skills in manufacturing, technology and other business sectors. In turn, this training and education generates a workforce pool capable of high performance and increased productivity.

The REDC provides Board representation to the North Central Texas Economic Development District, which helps provide guidance to the North Texas Workforce Solutions. To learn more about the services North Central Texas Workforce Solutions, including programs benefiting a diverse audience such as veterans, students, and HR professionals, visit their site here.

Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy

Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy offers pathways designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore career options and professional certifications. Both Texas Tech and Collin College have offices in the Academy and offer college course work.

Learn more about the Dr. Gene Burton College & Career Academy

Rockwall Job Fair & Online Job Board

Every year, the REDC hosts a Job Fair and Hiring Event, which brings job seekers together with local companies looking for help. The event is free for all job seekers and open to the public. Along with onsite interviews and candidate screenings, we facilitate workshops to help job seekers find their ideal position. An online job board is available the rest of the year, helping job seekers connect with Rockwall’s primary employers.

Visit RockwallJobs.com to learn more

Training Programs

The Skills Development Fund: Discretionary grants may be provided to businesses to fund customizable training programs, to train new workers or upgrade the skills and wages of existing employees. These programs are facilitated through public community and technical colleges, who administer the grant.

Learn more about this program here

Workforce Recruitment Grant

In 2021, the REDC initiated a Workforce Recruitment Grant Program.  The goal of the program is to aid primary employers, within the City of Rockwall, in the recruitment of prospective employees. Ideally, grant funds will be used to attract applications for positions that are routinely difficult to fill, or have frequent turnover.

Learn more about this program here

Ready to make the move? Let’s talk.

With plenty of available land, financial incentives, and an educated, experienced workforce, Rockwall may just be your new home. Drop us a line to learn more.

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