Copperas Cove has a “labor rich” community and has a great workforce. Along with our graduates from high school, some graduating with career certificates and the students graduating from nearby colleges, we also have a good population of soldiers exiting from the military, but are not always captured in labor data. There are between 300 and 500 soldiers exiting from Fort Hood on a monthly basis, of which a third would like to remain in this area.
Having such a large former military population, current and future, allows Copperas Cove to pridefully call ourselves a “labor rich” community. Unseen to some census reports, or unaccounted for, we have a great talented, experienced and trained labor force in our former military. Copperas Cove, Texas is located next to Fort Hood, which gives the region access to a workforce that is highly educated, motivated, trained and ready to go to work. Soldiers exiting the military have advanced skills in areas including, but not limited to
- Computer Technicians and Operators
- Mechanical Equipment Installation, Repair and Maintenance
- Protective Services
- Inventory Management
Custom training at low or no cost from means high performance from Day One. Workforce Solutions of Central Texas components are designed to promote the delivery of programs and services to meet the needs of business, industry, and workers. These services are designed to place Texans in jobs and to equip those workers with the skills needed to foster economic development. We work with employers, employees, and the general public to achieve these goals.
For more information: Workforce Solutions of Central Texas
Skills for Small Business
Through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Skills for Small Business program, up to $2 million from the Skills Development Fund is dedicated to the backbone of Texas’ business community. Small businesses can apply to TWC for training offered by their local community or technical college, or the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). TWC processes the applications and works with the college to fund the specific courses selected by businesses for their employees. For local information, contact Teresa Chavez at Central Texas College: 254-526-1586.
Hiring our Heroes – www.hiringourheroes.org
This is an initiative launched in March 2011 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a nationwide effort to connect veterans, service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities. Working with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s vast network of state and local chambers and strategic partners from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, our goal is to create a movement across America in hundreds of communities where veterans and military families return every day.
Heroes Make America
Heroes Make America is The Manufacturing Institute’s initiative to build a pipeline between the military and manufacturing. Our signature program arms transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses with the skills and certifications to find – and excel – in careers in manufacturing. The program also works to educate manufacturers on how to recruit, hire and retain talent from the military community.