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Training providers, such as community colleges, proprietary schools, and universities use a targeted occupation list, which is established by the Permian Basin Workforce Development Board to develop workforce training. The occupations with the highest growth and wage potential in the Permian Basin appear on this list. The targeted occupation list is determined using historical data, TWC labor market information and local insight. The training is available to qualifying individuals.

The most current occupations with the highest growth and wage potential are listed below in “Jobs of the Future.”

  • Individuals interested in the Workforce Solutions Permian Basin’s training services should contact the local offices to determine if they are eligible for this service. Workforce Solutions will assist qualifying individuals with the training costs who choose a training program from the targeted occupation list. Workforce Solutions can assist qualifying individuals with funding for occupational training and supportive services through The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program. The training program selected must lead to an occupation on the targeted occupation list in order to receive funds.  Individuals interested in Workforce Solutions Permian Basin’s training services should contact the local offices to determine if they are eligible for this service.

Check our Job Seekers Resources and Education Resources for additional information.

  • Any institution interested in becoming a certified training provider for the Workforce Solutions Permian Basin under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) may submit application for review. PBWDB will review the application’s content, performance, cost, and linkage to our Board’s Targeted Occupation List aka Jobs of the Future. Approved applications will be submitted to the Texas Workforce Commission. Programs shall be eligible for WIOA sponsorship upon being listed on the Statewide Eligible  Training Provider List (a list of certified training providers, which is viewed by eligible WIOA participants who are seeking training opportunities).

Information and instructions about the Eligible Training Providers may be obtained at

Questions and applications are not subject to time limit and may be accepted at any time, on an ongoing basis.


Jobs of the Future:

  • Accountants and Auditors
  • Auto Body and Related Repairer
  • Auto Service Technicians & Mechanics
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting/Auditing
  • Business Operations Specialist
  • Bus/Truck Mechanic/Diesel Specialist
  • Carpenters
  • Computer User Support Specialist
  • Construction Managers
  • Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire and Ambulance
  • Electrical Power-Line Install/Repairers
  • Electrical & Electronic Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Elementary School Teachers
  • Emergency Medical Technicians & Paramedics
  • Firefighters
  • General & Operations Managers
  • Heating/Air Conditioning Refrigeration Mechanics
  • Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurses
  • Machinists
  • Maintenance and Repair Workers
  • Managers/Supervisors, Construction Trade Workers
  • Managers/Supervisors, Mechanical/Installers
  • Managers/Supervisors, Office/Administrative Support
  • Managers/Supervisors, Production/Operation Workers
  • Managers/Supervisors, Transportation/Moving
  • Mechanical Drafters
  • Medical Assistants
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Middle School Teachers
  • Occupational Health and Safety Technician
  • Operating Engineers/Construction Equipment Opr
  • Petroleum Pump System/Refinery Operator
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Phlebotomists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Plumbers/Pipefitters/Steamfitter
  • Police & Sheriff Patrol Officers
  • Radiologic Technologists and Technicians
  • Registered Nurses
  • Rotary Drill Operators, Oil & Gas
  • Roustabouts, Oil & Gas
  • Secondary School Teachers
  • Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas & Mining
  • Welders/Cutters/Solderers/Brazers
  • Wind Turbine Service Tech

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