WERC Austin

Workforce and Education Readiness Continuum

What is WERC?

The Workforce and Education Readiness Continuum (WERC) is a City of Austin-funded network of community partners linked to help prepare Austin-area residents to enter or reenter today's competitive job market. With 38 locations, WERC provides client services ranging from Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) to job readiness instruction and occupational training with the goal of empowering clients with the skills they need to advance their employment opportunities and realize their economic potential.

WERC Testimonials

"[WERC] not only helped me get through the most difficult time of my life but it also gave me the training and confidence I needed to be successful." - Ian, Occupational Training WERC client

"I am glad to have the opportunity to finish my studies and have a better job. I have been able to help my daughters with their homework now." - Marciela, ABE in Spanish WERC client

"I would recommend [WERC] to anyone who feels stuck, on the verge of giving up or just in need of help finding employment." - Gloria, Job Readiness WERC Client

WERC Fun Facts so far.....

  • Served over 3,500 Austin residents
  • Helped over 1,200 people gain employment with an average wage of $11.05
  • Enrolled more than 950 people in occupational training programs
  • Helped nearly 650 people improve their English and Adult Basic Education skills