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Promoting prosperity and eliminating economic disparity.

A division of Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), Workforce and Economic Development strives to be the strategic driver of uncommon solutions that meet the needs of business, industry and community.

We accomplish this mission through programs, services and partnerships that connect extraordinary people, tools and ideas. By facilitating advanced education and training opportunities, we are:

  1. Propelling the next generation of skilled workers to the forefront of their industries and
  2. Creating a sustainable, qualified workforce for Dallas and beyond.
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Mark Hays
Vice Chancellor
Workforce and Economic Development
Nick Graff
Executive Director
Anita Gordy-Watkins
Associate Vice Chancellor
Ben Magill
Executive Director
Mark Langford
Regional Director
Katrina Wade-Miller
Associate Regional Director
Virginia Arteaga
Managing Director
Cristin Thomas
Executive Director
Joyce Williams
Associate Vice Chancellor
Workforce & Community Initiatives
Roy Bond
Executive Director
Workforce Operations
Julio C. Wong
Director of Human Resources,
American Leather
“I have not worked with a more professional group of individuals. As we increased our workforce and improved our business process, the Bill Priest Institute has been instrumental in helping us create a culture of continuous process improvement and learning.”

We provide...

Business Resources

Data about our ever-changing economy and networking connections within the business community are invaluable.

Workforce Training

The key to a thriving business is a highly skilled and fully trained workforce. How can we help?

Access to

Who will you hire next? We can help expand your operations or get your business fully staffed.