UTRGV Office of Professional Education & Workforce Development is bridging the skills gap.

Employer Resources

Professional Education & Workforce Development continues to partner with industry and the workforce community to address the skills gap and prepare our regional workforce to be more adaptive to job market changing needs. Changes in how we work have compelled industries to look deeper into technical skills and soft skills.

UTRGV understands an upskilled and reskilled local workforce offers vast opportunities to companies and external investors. Our goal is to proactively equip employers with leading-edge tools to actively manage a skilled workforce.

Our Commitment to better address Industry needs:

  • Create thoughtful and strategic partnerships with Industry, Economic Development Organizations, Academia, and Workforce Development community.
  • Continue to foster a culture of learning with our partners.

The industry's fast rate of technology implementation has created a skills gap that requires mitigation via partnerships between academia, industry, and the community.

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Interested in training your company or organization? Fill out the Customized Training and Continuing Education Training Request Form. Training programs are designed to help employees with reskilling and upskilling to sustain in the workforce.

Through a comprehensive portfolio of centers and programs, UTRGV’s Office of Workforce & Economic Development is committed to advancing regional economic, workforce, and business development across the communities in the Rio Grande Valley.

TMAC stands for Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center. They are an MEP affiliate, consisting of eight Texas partner institutions, providing affordable technical management, consulting and training services for companies in pursuit of accelerating profitable growth and improving products, processes and people statewide.

The Skills Development Fund is Texas' premier upskilling program. SDF grants provide site-specific, customized training opportunities for Texas businesses and their employees to increase skill levels and wages of the Texas workforce.

Within Workforce Solutions is a specialized division tailored to meet Employer's workforce needs. Our Business Service Representatives (BSR) work with Employers and offer customized business consulting services.

The Workforce Solutions Intelligence site has a collection of Labor Market Information (LMI) reports, tools, data, and resources used to guide current and future Workforce Solutions' initiatives.

This list Identifies the occupations with the highest demand from the lower Rio Workforce Development Area. It is organized by industry and includes critical data to facilitate all employers.

Workforce Solutions curated a target occupation list to identify the Lower Rio Workforce Development Area's fastest-growing occupations. This list will facilitate employers by providing them with critical data gathered from all industries.

Workforce Solutions (WFS) offers a variety of tools that provides support and guidance throughout various stages of the employment process for your business. Including recruitment, retention, and skills development.

To learn more about our customized training programs, contact the PEWD office email: pewd@utrgv.edu