For Immediate Release
Lori Berman, Communications Specialist
Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas


For Immediate Release
November 3, 2017

Workforce Solutions For North Central Texas Gains Two New Board Members
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Workforce Commission approved two new board members to serve on the North Central Texas Workforce Development Board (Board).
Anna Coker joins the Board as a private sector representative for Wise County. Ms. Coker is the owner of Learning Ladder Child Development Centers in Decatur, Texas. Learning Ladder established a partnership with Decatur ISD to provide early childhood s ervices to district employees and their immediate families as well as the incorporation of the Preschool Program  for Children with Disabilities for the district.

Stefanie Wagoner joins the Board as an economic development re presentative for the North Central Texas region. Ms. Wagoner has over 20+ years of economic development experience with various cities in the DFW area. She is currently the Director of Business Retention and Expansion for Frisco Economic Development Corporation. 

The Board oversees the planning, oversight, policy guidance and design of services in 11 Texas Workforce Centers located across the 14 county workforce development area. The Board is one of 28 Workforce Development boards and is one of seven larger boards in the State of Texas.

Workforce Board Members are leaders within their communities and are appointed by the Chief Elected Official of the county in which they reside or operate their business. Because businesses are the driving force within the economy, the Board is comprised largely of private business leaders. However, the Board includes representatives from other key partners within the workforce system that include economic development entities, chambers of commerce, labor, education, and community organizations.
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In partnership with the North Central Texas Council of Governments, Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas is one of 28 local workforce boards throughout the state.  The board serves Collin, Denton, Ellis, Erath, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, and Wise counties.  The primary goal of the workforce board is to meet the needs of Texas employers through locally designed market-driven workforce development initiatives and services. 
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