Workforce Training

Keeping your workforce up-to-date in their skills or helping your workers advance in their careers, can help your business reach that next level of efficiency and innovation.

Athens is home to a community college and there are other higher education options close by along with many options in the Dallas-Ft Worth area.

Workforce Solutions East Texas Center

The Center, located in Athens, provides access to training, educational information, and services for employers and job seekers which include:

  • Specialized customer assessments

  • Job readiness training

  • Adult education and literacy activities

  • Programs that combine workplace training with related instruction, which may include cooperative education

  • Work Experience

  • Short-term training

  • Classroom training

  • On-the-Job Training

  • Skills upgrading and retraining

  • Customized training conducted with a commitment by an employer or group of employers to employ an individual upon successful completion of the training


Athens is home to the Trinity Valley Community College which offers training in Entry Level Medical careers, Computer & Business Systems, Accounting, Electrical, Drafting and Welding.

TVCC also has the Small Business Development Center which offers multi-faceted consulting services (free and confidential) for start-ups and existing businesses, research, financing help and background with technology incubators. It aids business sizes up to 1,000 employees for manufacturing.

Additional Higher Education

Just 35 miles east you’ll find several higher education opportunities in the Tyler area such as Tyler Junior College and The University of Texas Tyler.

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