Workforce Solutions South Plains

Providing comprehensive workforce solutions designed to meet the workforce needs of employers across the 15-county South Plains region we serve. Workforce Solutions South Plains (WSSP) offers Career, Business, and Child Care Services and Programs in our local Workforce Centers located in 5 towns throughout the region: Lubbock, Levelland, Plainview, Brownfield, and Muleshoe.

Our Values

Workforce Solutions core values of individual opportunity, service, responsibility, effectiveness, and respect for the dignity of each unique individual serve as the foundation for and guide the work of the Board.  Helping people, spending money wisely, being fair in decision-making, and maintaining accountability in the execution of programs and services are guiding principles.

Strategic Plan

WSSP engages in a strategic planning process to establish the direction and align resources to efficiently manage operations in support of the Board’s mission and goals. View Strategic Plan

Our Mission

The mission of the South Plains workforce system is to meet the needs of the region’s employers for a highly skilled workforce by educating and preparing workers.

Our Vision

Our workforce is educated, innovative, and highly skilled in areas that match the skill requirements of our employers, enabling businesses to become highly productive and compete successfully in local and global markets.

Who We Are

The Workforce Development Boards (Board) is a group of community leaders appointed by local elected officials (County Judges and City Mayors) and charged with planning and oversight responsibilities for workforce programs and services in their area. In Texas, twenty-eight Local Boards operate over 180 Local Workforce Solutions offices and are also responsible for:

  • Developing local plans for the use of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funds
  • Oversight of the local service delivery system
  • Coordinating activities with economic development entities and employers in their local areas

What We Do

Dedicated to helping Texas employers and job seekers succeed, Workforce Solutions South Plains provides services in the following 15 counties: Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Terry, and Yoakum.

Board of Directors

Board members are appointed by the local Chief Elected Officials and reflect the ethnic, gender and geographic diversity of the region.  At least 51% of the board’s membership must be representative of the private sector. Overall, Board members represent private business; labor; local education and training providers including adult education and institutions of higher education; representatives of local educational agencies; and, representatives of governmental, economic and community development entities, vocational rehabilitation programs, and agencies administering supportive service programs.  The 31 community leaders listed below serve as stewards of all workforce funds allocated to the South Plains Workforce Development Area.

Adrienne Cozart, Chair

Lubbock County
Private Sector
Cozart HR Consulting LLC

Chris Carpenter

Lubbock County
Private Sector
Armstrong Mechanical

Scott Martin

Dickens County
Private Sector
DC Auto Parts

Denver Bruner, Vice Chair

Hockley County
Private Sector
Sodexo

Chris Chambers

Lubbock County
Private Sector
Chambers Engineering, LLC

Tom McCarty

Lubbock County
Public Employment Services
Texas Workforce Commission (Austin)

Kimberly Harrel, Secretary

Yoakum County
Private Sector
Newtex Mortgage Company

Kandace Decker

Lubbock County
Vocational Rehabilitative Services

Mark McCormick

Crosby County
Private Sector
Agriculture Precision Supply

Chuck Smith, Past Chair

Bailey County
Private Sector
Bailey County Electric Cooperative Assn.

Dela Esqueda

Lubbock County
Community Based Organization
Guadalupe Parkway Neighborhood Center

Willis McCutcheon

Hale County
Private Sector
Happy State Bank

Patrick Albritton

Lubbock County
Education/Veteran
Texas Tech University

Max Flores

Lubbock County
Education
LISD

Kay McDowell

Lubbock County
Community Based Organization
Lubbock Chamber of Commerce

Sharon Bass

Lubbock County
Community Based Organization
Volunteer Center of Lubbock

Kenneth Hill

Cochran County
Private Sector
City Bank, Morton

Diana McPherson

Lubbock County
Childcare Workforce
DBS Kids

Rob Blair

Hockley County
Education
South Plains College

Julie Laughlin

Lubbock County
Literacy/Childcare
Literacy Lubbock

Beth Miller

Lubbock County
Community Based Organization
Health & Human Services Commission

Kathy Nelson

Garza County
Community Based Organization
Garza County Child Welfare Board

Cynthia Quintanilla

Lubbock County
Community Based Organization
Catholic Charities of Lubbock

Terrell Thrasher

Lubbock County
Private Sector
UMC

Lindsey Pyle

Floyd County
Private Sector
Pumpkin Pyle

David Quintanilla

Lubbock County
Private Sector
Plains Capital Bank

Gabe Vitela

Lubbock County
Private Sector
One Guy from Italy Family Restaurant

John Osborne

Lubbock County
Economic Development
Lubbock Economic Development Alliance

Gilbert Salazar

Lubbock County
Labor
Lubbock Central Labor Council

Heather Waller

Lubbock County
Private Sector
Picosos Mexican Kitchen

Dr. Kyle Wargo

Lubbock County
Adult Basic & Cont. Education
Region XVII Service Center

We're Moving!

The Workforce Solutions South Plains Lubbock office is moving to a new location. On July 2, 2018 Workforce Solutions Lubbock Workforce, Childcare, and Youth Services will move to 2002 West Loop 289 Suite 117 inside the Wayland Plaza.

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