The achievements made since the Consortium's inception reflect the dedicated work of its staff and board. More importantly, they are a testament to the continuous support of the communities, organizations and businesses involved in strategies addressing needs of the region. The Consortium looks forward to continued collaboration with members in developing initiatives that increase the region’s global economic competitiveness. Contact us today to explore the many opportunities WTxEC has to offer!
The West Texas Energy Consortium’s future is driven by the needs of the members it serves. We continue to seek out opportunities to support the region. Get involved now in events and projects benefiting your communities, schools and local businesses. The Consortium focuses on five key strategies addressing the needs of the region as a result of the rapid growth due to renewable energy development, oil & gas exploration, production and shale gas development.
Education & Workforce Development
At the heart of the Consortium’s initiatives and projects is the identification of skills and training required for current and forecasted workforce needs. The Consortium is constantly working on STEM and CTE (Career & Technology Education) programs and collaborations with the goal of retaining youth in school and preparing them for a whole spectrum of skilled/professional occupations; along with the retention of quality instructors and trainers.
Community & Industry Collaboration
By focusing on creating long-term benefits for communities, we are contributing to the region's broader sustainability objectives, creating a more stable business environment and improving quality of life. Issues surrounding the energy industry are complex and our stakeholders represent multiple viewpoints. The discussions we undertake help us to understand a variety of perspectives. Regular stakeholder engagement helps us continue to improve the Consortium. We engage our stakeholders using a variety of mechanisms, including community meetings, industry forums & sector partnerships, surveys and social media, Consortium newsletter updates, one-on-one and group discussions, among others.
Health & Public Safety
Priorities surrounding health & public safety throughout the region are of highest importance and sharing of public safety/emergency resources, personnel needs among local law enforcement and emergency response units, and the availability & funding for emergency management and hazardous materials training. The Consortium coordinates and provides safety training in these areas:
Law enforcement, fire department and HSE Well Control Incident Management
Road Safety and Transportation forums and trainings
Construction and building trade safety (OSHA) trainings
Community & Social Impacts
We focus on community education regarding energy development in the wind, solar, oil and gas sectors to ensure there is an understanding and partnership that supports positive community and economic development. Forums, events and projects look at the possible impact on community services, such as health care, retail, public services and non-profit organizations. The goal is communication and accessibility of resources to support growth; while minimizing negative impacts.