Parker County Economic Development Council | 400 I-20 West | Suite 101 | Weatherford, TX 76086 | 817.609.4131


Looking for a strong bond between education and business?

Parker County is the home of the oldest continuing community college west of the Mississippi River. Weatherford College (WC) was chartered in 1869. The institution is a comprehensive, public, two-year associate degree awarding community college that offers college transfer and workforce program options. Its state-designated service area spans many miles and five counties including Hood, Jack, Palo Pinto, Parker, and Wise.

Weatherford College is dedicated to providing students with the education, skills, tools, career training, and motivation necessary to function productively in society and to enrich their lives.

The Workforce & Continuing Education Division of WC provides quality education, training for individuals, and assists business and industry in upgrading their workforce. Currently the division provides over 30 programs that offer state and national certifications in the following areas: Business & Computer, Healthcare, Industrial, Public Safety Professions, and Logistics & Transportation.

Today in Parker County, new industries are popping up all around us and existing successful businesses are rapidly expanding. These businesses turn to the department of Workforce & Continuing Education first for their training needs because of the successful track record of providing accessible, quality, and innovative training which produces a highly skilled workforce.

Across the state, there are nearly 40 public universities and 50 community college districts filling the ongoing pipeline of well-trained workers. Our higher educational system is supported by the Texas Skills Development Fund. It’s the state's leading job-training program, providing local, customized training to increase skill levels and wages for Texas workers. In the Metroplex, there are many colleges and universities to help your workers elevate their games. One example is Southern Methodist University; it’s ranked as one of the best research institutions in the world by U.S. News & World Report (2016).


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