Welcome to the West Texas Energy Consortium (“WTxEC”)!
On behalf of the Consortium’s leadership, committee chairs and staff, we look forward to working with each of you to enable and facilitate economic and community development brought about by energy sector activity within the 49 counties in the West Central Texas, Concho Valley and Permian Basin Workforce Board areas.
The Consortium is a facilitator of training opportunities through the eight (8) Community & Technical Colleges in the region. We work with Energy Companies to enable the first responders and rural Fire Departments/EMT’s to be as prepared as possible. We provide “best practices” for community code enforcement and zoning issues through partnership with those that have been there before. We work with other regions and organizations (EagleFord, Bakken, MOTRAN, PBPA, Cline Shale alliance, and others) to bring successful community development strategies to our Consortium partners. We work statewide on political issues like water and transportation funding.
The successes seen in a short time are due to the partnerships through the three (3) Workforce Boards, the hardworking staff, and the volunteer leadership. Sterling County Judge Ralph Sides accepted the task to lead the group to the formation of the Consortium. Victor Carrillo, President and CEO of Zion Oil Co and former Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission, accepted the gavel to lead the Executive Committee and Committee Chairs to the next level. Both Judge Sides and Mr. Carrillo accomplished a tremendous amount in a very short time and created a pathway for us to follow.
As we go forward, our job has just begun. The energy revolution we are experiencing in the United States is largely in part to the successes experienced in Texas. As our partners are doing in the Eagle Ford, we are working to prepare our communities and workforce for a future of opportunities in the energy sectors and those sectors affected by the growth. Whether it is logistics, manufacturing, hospitality, oil field service, infrastructure, or health & safety, we must be proactive in our development. Those communities that address the tough issues will continue to be relevant in the next phase of development.
Join us as we provide the opportunity to make a difference in the communities we live and do business in. Join us as we make a difference in the lives of West Texans for generations to come.