The Local Workforce Plan
The Gulf Coast Workforce Board and its operating affiliate, Workforce Solutions, are the public workforce system for the 13-county greater Houston-Gulf Coast region in southeast Texas, and as such, every four years we analyze local workforce data and receive comments to inform our Local Plan for implementing the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
The Local Workforce Plan, or Local Plan, includes our strategic plan and an operational plan explaining how the Workforce Solutions system operates in the 13-county Gulf Coast region.
The Local Plan reflects how we use data to guide our investments in services, training and education to ensure our regions businesses have the people with the skills and abilities required to fulfill today and tomorrow’s workforce needs and propel our economy forward.
The 2021-2024 Local Workoforce Plan – Update
The current, 2021-2024 Local Workforce Plan was developed in 2020, looking ahead to 2024 and projecting the needs of the workforce and businesses. Two years into each Local Workforce Plan, we modify the plan by analyzing and updating the local workforce data. This is where we are today.
Take a deeper-dive to learn more about the 2021-2024 Local Workforce Plan
Explore the 2021-2024 Local Workforce Plan timeline
We have updated our 2021-2024 Local Workforce Plan to reflect the changes our region experienced throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic and the brisk recovery we enjoyed following the staggering job losses in 2020.
Watch and learn what's changed in the 2023 update of the Local Plan
Learn more about the data in the 2021-2024 Local Workforce Plan update
For convenience, the updated plan and projection data is available below:
- 2021- 2024 Local Workforce Plan Update - Track Changes On
- Target Industries
- Target Occupations (High-Skill, High Growth-Jobs)
- Demand Occupations (Where the Jobs Are - no additional criteria)
The updated plan describes the current and future economic and workforce needs of our region and lays out how the Workforce Board will use its resources to meet those needs in the next two years.
Public Comment Period – January 2 – 31, 2023
The Gulf Coast Workforce Board and Workforce Solutions are currently seeking comments on the updated 2021-2024 Local Workforce Plan.
Public Meeting – January 19, 2023