Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County

April 30, 2021 Edition
WelcomeWorkforce Solutions for Tarrant County (WSTC) believes that collaboration is essential to maintaining a vibrant and healthy Tarrant County community. With this in mind, we will periodically share resources, information, events and initiatives available through our many community partners that may be of benefit to you!
Critical resources at your fingertipsHelp is now just a text away for Tarrant County residents searching for critical resources. TXT4 Tarrant Cares, a community texting service introduced today, promises to make it easier for local families to find the help they desperately need, close to home. TXT4 Tarrant Cares offers a convenient, safe and simple way to search for assistance with food; clothing and housing services; early childhood care; family support; mental health and counseling services; substance abuse programs; child abuse and neglect services; COVID-19 testing and vaccine information; and other critical needs.For More Information Visit
Vaccine MythMYTH: Only the elderly or those with pre-existing medical conditions need to get the vaccine.  TRUTH: Just because a person is young and healthy doesn’t negate the fact that they also should be vaccinated against COVID-19. Sure, their immune systems may be more robust, but they can still contract the coronavirus and quite possibly become very sick. While it’s certainly less common, people in this population can and do die from the disease. On top of that, we need to shoot for herd immunity via the vaccine. That’s the point at which the virus will significantly slow — and hopefully even stop — its spread. (BTW: Scientists like Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, say that we would need roughly 70% to 85% of the population to be fully vaccinated against the virus to reach that much-anticipated status.) For what it’s worth: As of April 25, 47.49% of the Texas state population had been vaccinated, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services dashboard. Some 17,257,359 doses had been given to people by a COVID-19 vaccine provider. Here in Tarrant County, 17% of residents (356,206 people) had been fully vaccinated as of April 21. And shots in arms are increasing by the day.  Register to get vaccinatedAll adults in Texas are eligible for the vaccination.Vaccine RegistrationFeatured NewsletterThis week we would like to share the latest (April edition) of the Help Me Grow North Texas newsletter. We have given a very special thank you to Michelle Larva for her leadership over the last three years and show data highlights from the first year of the Help Me Grow North Texas’ Centralized Access Point.Help Me Grow North Texas Newsletter
Camp Fort Worth Camp Fort Worth is full of challenging and creative activities for children ages 5-13, with each day promising nonstop fun and excitement. All campers will also participate in a research-based reading curriculum with 45 minutes of intentional and measurable instruction based on best practices provided by a trained Literacy Support Specialist. Camp runs 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday, June 28-Aug. 6. (No camp Monday, July 5.) The cost is $35 per week, or $175 for all six weeks if paid in full at registration. Scholarships are also available. A $25 annual community center membership is required to participate in camp. Camp Fort Worth will be held at 18 City of Fort Worth community centers, which are located throughout the city.
Learn More about Camp Fort Worth
Future Community News FeaturesIf you have suggestions for future Community News features please reach out to me! Mervil JohnsonCommunity Collaborations Directorcommunitynews@workforcesolutions.net
🚨 Have you checked out our Workshops? 📱 Register today for these NO COST workshops brought to you Virtually! 🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♀️ You can find all the details and links to register by visiting our calendar of events. Step 1️⃣ Visit the Link Below. Step 2️⃣ Check out all we have to offer. Whether you need help fine tuning your resume, working on your elevator speech, or want to know how to make yourself stand out in a stack of applicants, we have a workshop for you. We even partner with Microsoft and Google on workshops! Step 3️⃣ Register for an upcoming session. Step 4️⃣ Attend and be WORK READY!👍
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Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, a proud partner of the American Job Center Network, is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available, upon request to individuals with disabilities. (TDD/TTY) 1-800-RELAYTX

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