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About Us

​Workforce Solutions Capital Area connects local people to local jobs. Whether you need a job right now or you're a student looking for a career pathway that will help you achieve the lifestyle you want to live, we’re here for you! 

meet the team

Our team of Workforce Career Education & Outreach Specialists raise awareness of career possibilities to students in grades 6-12 in five Austin area school districts: Austin, Del Valle, Elgin, Manor, and Pflugerville. Our work is done through a two-year program in partnership with Austin area school districts with funding from Texas Workforce Commission

 
Outreach Specialists
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    Stephanie Calderon

    Serves Austin ISD and Del Valle ISD schools

    I love being an outreach specialist because it has made me find purpose in advocacy for members of my own community and in under-represented populations across cities. I want to inspire people to really find what their passion and purpose are, and this work allows me to guide them to do just that

    Schedule an Appointment:

    Austin ISD · Del Valle ISD

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    Torie Watson

    Serves Elgin ISD and Manor ISD schools

    Previously being an educator myself, I know the importance of helping students discover who they are - their strengths, passions, abilities - and helping them develop and grow into their fullest potential. With my role as an Outreach Specialist, I can continue that work, helping students grow into the career and pathway that best fits them as we discuss who they are and what skills and talents they have to offer. By helping them discover themselves and all the options available to them, I can guide them confidently and successfully into their future pathway and endeavors.

    Schedule an Appointment:

    Elgin ISD · Manor ISD

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    Shannon Scriven

    Serves Pflugerville ISD schools

    I am here to assist you (high and middle school students) with your career and educational choices to help set you up for future success! Being a student myself, I know how overwhelming it can be when thinking about the future and post-graduation goals. But, I’m here to ease any stress or uncertainty you may be feeling. I’m also happy to assist teachers with their classroom curriculum!

    Schedule an Appointment:

    Pflugerville ISD

Data & Leadership
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    Jessica Garay

    Data and Career Awareness Project Coordinator

    Jessica works with the team to provide timely labor market data and local job trends. She is also available to give presentations in the classroom on in-demand careers available in the Austin metro area.

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    Leslie Puckett

    Director of Research and Career Awareness

    Leslie leads WFS Capital Area’s strategic goal to bring awareness of in-demand careers to job seekers and students in Austin/Travis County. She develops partnerships with local secondary and post-secondary entities and employers.

Let's work together!

We're proud to support the great work of many workforce, education, and economic development organizations in our community seeking to inspire and inform residents about career opportunities in many in-demand occupations.  

 
 

Contact Us Now

If you want a presentation in your classroom, labor market info, or more career exploration resources, use the form below to contact us.

To request a presentation, click here.

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Workforce Solutions Capital Area is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available, upon request, to persons with disabilities. Relay Texas: 1.800.735.2989 (TDD) / 711 (Voice).

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