The Development Corporation of Abilene (DCOA) commits $13,000 to fund the Construction and Electrical Power Equipment through the DCOA’s NEXTU Program at Wylie Independent School District (Wylie ISD). The DCOA is committed to building the future Abilene. Workforce development is a key-path to creating Abilene’s future.
Powered by the DCOA, the NEXTU Program grows Abilene’s talent pipeline. Wylie ISD partners with the DCOA to offer the NEXTU Program to high school students. The DCOA provides scholarship dollars for students to obtain industry certifications and education opportunities as they prepare to enter Abilene’s workforce. The DCOA is committed to providing equipment through the NEXTU Program. The DCOA’s NEXTU Program ensures the future success of the students who are striving to live and work in Abilene.
“The DCOA ensures our NEXTU Programs are executed to increase the availability and quality of Abilene’s workforce for Type A Businesses of all size,” said Misty Mayo, President and CEO of the DCOA. “The equipment for the Construction and Electrical Program is necessary to expand training opportunities for NEXTU students within strategic pathways that are tied to primary jobs. These students are the future of Abilene and together we are ensuring a prosperous community for years to come.”
About the Development Corporation of Abilene (DCOA)
The DCOA is the economic development driver of Abilene with the goal to build the future Abilene by attracting and sustaining industries that support job creation, foster strong business, and ensure a prosperous community. The DCOA is focused on the future success of the community and leverages DevelopAbilene to market Abilene as the premier location for business expansion. Learn more about the DCOA and DevelopAbilene at: DevelopAbilene.com.
About NEXTU Program
Powered by the DCOA, NEXTU is a career empowerment program. The DCOA provides scholarship dollars for students to obtain industry certifications and education opportunities to pursue their future careers. The DCOA ensures programs are executed to increase the availability and quality of Abilene’s workforce for Type A Businesses of all sizes. The DCOA has partnered with the Abilene Independent School District since the inception of NEXTU, and was proud to welcome Wylie Independent School District and the Big Country Society of Human Resource Management to the program in 2022.
Abilene, Texas is located in Taylor County, Texas. Directly on I-20 just a two and half hours from the Dallas/Fort Worth metro, Abilene is strategically located in the south-central United States. The city has a population of 126,518 people, and has a labor shed of over 140,000.