Texas Association Workforce Board

Welcome to TAWB 

The Texas Association of Workforce Boards (TAWB) is the voice of Texas’ workforce system, leading the workforce conversation, telling the workforce story, and serving as a resource for workforce development stakeholders in Texas.  Representing the 28 local workforce development boards in Texas and more than 750 of the business, education and community leaders who serve on those boards,  TAWB’s mission is to ensure a highly skilled, well-trained talent supply for Texas employers and an employer-driven workforce system.

 The individuals from the local workforce boards who participate in TAWB include both the professional staff that administer the boards’ activities, as well as private business and community leaders from communities across Texas who serve as leaders of their regional workforce boards. The hands-on business and workforce development expertise of its members uniquely positions TAWB and its member representatives to advise on education, training and workforce development policies for the state’s incumbent and emerging workforce and to assist in building a true employer driven workforce development system.

 Developing and improving our present and future workforce is essential to Texas’ ability to compete in the global economy. Likewise, aligning and integrating education and workforce development is vital to our economic growth and prosperity. The investments in education and workforce development necessary to realize this prosperity are investments in economic development, whether made by an individual, a business or the government.