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Map showing the areas that Workforce Solutions South Plains ServicesThe South Plains Workforce Development Board dba Workforce Solutions South Plains serves as the lead workforce entity in the region responsible for administering State and federal employment and training programs.  The primary functions of the Board are planning, oversight, and evaluation over all workforce development activities in the local workforce development area.

The Board was certified as the Local Workforce Development Board in 1996 to administer workforce development services for the 15-county South Plains WDA Region (hereinafter “Region”) which consists of Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Dickens, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, King, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Motley, Terry and Yoakum Counties.  The Board is comprised of 35 members with diverse interests and abilities who lead and oversee the workforce development system.  Pursuant to Texas Government Code §2308.256, Board members are appointed by the local Chief Elected Officials and reflect the ethnic, gender and geographic diversity of the region.

Our Vision

The South Plains Regional Workforce Board envisions a future where the region’s workforce is educated, innovative and highly skilled in areas that match the skill requirements of the region’s employers enabling businesses to become highly productive and to compete successfully in local and global markets.

Our Mission

The Board’s mission is to meet the needs of the region’s employers for a highly skilled workforce by educating and preparing workers.  Successful fulfillment of the mission will result in a better educated workforce, more competitive employers, increased employment opportunities, higher incomes, a fair rate of return on taxpayer investment.

Our Values

The Board’s 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

The Board 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.

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Annual Report

Workforce Solutions South Plains Annual Reports are available for download. To view or print the PDF document, click the appropriate link below. If you would like to request a printed copy, please call 806-744-1987 or visit our Board Administration office at 1500 Broadway, Suite 800, Lubbock, TX 79401.

2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report

Board Governance

The County Judges of the 15 counties that comprise the South Plains Workforce Board Region serve as Chief Elected Officials and govern and manage the South Plains Regional Workforce Board.

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Board of Directors

2021-2022

Charles L. Smith, Chair

Bailey County

David Quintanilla, Vice-Chair

Lubbock County

Kimberly Harrel, Secretary

Yoakum County

Adrienne Cozart, Past Chair

Lubbock County

Patrick Albritton

Lubbock County

Wesley Anderson

Floyd County

Sharon Bass

Lubbock County

Rob Blair

Hockley County

Denver Bruner

Hockley County

Chris Carpenter

Lubbock County

Chris Chambers

Lubbock County

Kandace Decker

Lubbock County

Dela Esqueda

Lubbock County

Kenneth Hill

Cochran County

Julie Laughlin

Lubbock County

Scott Martin

Dickens County

Mark McCormick

Crosby County

Willis McCutcheon

Hale County

Beth Miller

Lubbock County

Kathy Nelson

Garza County

John Osborne

Lubbock County

Barry Pittman

Lynn County

Robin Raney

Lubbock County

Misty Rieber

Lubbock County

Gilbert Salazar

Lubbock County

Gabe Vitela

Lubbock County

Dr. Kyle Wargo

Lubbock County

Adele Youngren

Lubbock County

Chief Elected Officials

2022

Judge Sherri Harrison

Bailey County

Judge Pat Henry

Cochran County

Judge Rusty Forbes

Crosby County

Judge Kevin Brendle

Dickens County

Judge Marty Lucke

Floyd County

Judge Lee Norman

Garza County

Judge David B. Mull

Hale County

Judge Sharla Baldridge

Hockley County

Judge Duane Daniel

King County

Judge Mike DeLoach

Lamb County

Judge Curtis Parrish

Lubbock County

Mayor Dan Pope

City of Lubbock

Judge Mike Braddock

Lynn County

Judge Jim Meador

Motley County

Judge Jackie D. Wagner

Terry County

Judge Jim Barron

Yoakum County

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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