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

Workforce & Training

There are over one million employed people within easy commuting distance of Parker County. You can find the skill sets you need to succeed.

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Just under half of all workers in Parker County make the short commute to Fort Worth for jobs every week. That pattern is changing as more jobs are created here. With the right opportunities, that means you can choose from a million potential workers within easy driving distance. That includes virtually any industry expertise you want, from manufacturing to healthcare to finance. Does your company work in logistics and distribution? One of America’s premier intermodal ports is less than an hour’s drive.

A little farther east, in Dallas, you have one of America’s largest and most diverse talent pools at your front door. Need senior executives from any discipline? Dallas has one of the nation’s largest concentrations of corporate headquarters. The state’s center for information technology is in the Metroplex. That’s a field that will grow exponentially in the coming years. In 2016, Forbes magazine ranked Texas as the #1 state in the country for attracting talent. That’s especially true in the DFW Metroplex. It’s all right at your front door in Parker County.


In Parker County, education and business work hand-in-hand. To prove it, there’s a Workforce Continuing Education Office at Weatherford College.

The Workforce Continuing Education Office at Weatherford College is a valuable local resource for business. It offers customized skill training to support local companies. There are more than 30 programs that generate real-world training to keep Parker County’s workforce trained and ready to work. Ongoing efforts to enhance the local workforce are backed by the Texas Skills Development Fund. It provides local, customized training designed to improve skill levels and wages for area workers.


Workforce Continuing Education Office at Weatherford College

  • Accounting, Bookkeeping and QuickBooks
  • Alcohol Education
  • Business and Professional
  • Carpentry
  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • CPR
  • Dental Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Service Professions (EMSP)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Firefighters
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • High School Equivalency Preparation Test (HSE)
  • Homeowner 101
  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Machining (Manual and CNC)
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medication Aide
  • Medical Coding and Billing
  • Medical Secretary
  • Online Career Training
  • Paralegal
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Photography
  • Retirement Planning
  • Safety
  • Spanish
  • TABC Seller/Server
  • Truck Driving
  • Welding


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