Southwest Key Workforce Development creates economic growth and enhances the quality of life of Cameron County residents through the provision of childcare, education, training and employment services.

Southwest Key Workforce Development, LLC operates Workforce Solutions (WFS) in Cameron County, TX, which is devoted to promoting and supporting a workforce structure that provides employers and individuals the opportunity to achieve and sustain economic prosperity.


Career Training Opportunities

Workforce Solutions (WFS) Cameron offers financial assistance to support training in targeted and high-demand occupations.  Funding is available through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which was created to assist youth and adults in accessing employment, training and support services.  The goal of WIOA is to enable individuals to acquire the necessary skills or credentials to obtain and retain full-time employment. WFS pairs training and employment services with essential supportive services to ensure that individuals are prepared for current and emerging careers.


Services for Employers in Cameron County

The Business Services Unit can assist with recruiting, screening and referring qualified job seekers.  We can also provide consulting on special topics such as finding resources for funding and education.  As your business changes, so will your Human Resource needs.  Let our consultants help you with any questions and training issues for new and existing employees.


Childcare Management in Cameron County

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) purchases childcare for eligible families through Child Care Delivery Services. This program helps parents who are striving to become self-sufficient by giving them more choices in childcare arrangements and helping them find qualified caregivers. The system benefits families, providers and communities.


Free Workshops for Jobseekers and Employees

The Community Engagement Team conducts monthly workshops on Job Readiness (how to land a job) and Soft Skills (how to become a better employee), with the goal of preparing jobseekers and employees in Cameron County for the challenges and expectations of today’s job market. In addition, these workshops are available upon request to educators, counselors, and career coaches, in the form of Train-The-Trainer sessions.


Mobile Resource Lab

The WFS Cameron Mobile Resource Lab is a 38-foot vehicle outfitted with 10 computer stations designed to provide employer and workforce services for rural customers. For more information about the WFS Cameron Mobile Resource Lab, visit this page.



The SEEDS initiative was recognized as the 2020 Youth Program of the Year by the National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP).

Workforce Innovation Act (WIA) Exemplary Performance Award from the Texas Workforce Commission for 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012

Workforce Innovation Act (WIA) Adult and Dislocated Worker Training Related Employment Award for 2015, 2013

Texas Hireability Award in 2020

Youth Inspiration and Career Awareness Award in 2015, 2017, and 2018 2015: Project Phoenix 2017: Career EXPLOs for 8th graders 2018: SEEDS (Students Empowered to Explore and Develop Skills)

Foster Youth and Claimant Reemployment Awards in 2018

Child Care Incentive Award in 2010

2022 Registered Apprenticeship Expansion Award

2022 Service to Employers Award