ACS is proud to accept the 2021 NAWDP Workforce Employer of the Year Award at the 38th Annual Conference. We look forward to meeting and engaging other workforce professionals from around the nation.
It takes effective employer engagement combined with collaboration
and coordination to successfully launch programs. Many partnerships
lack the organizational framework and subject matter experts needed
to keep schedules and achieve planned outcomes.
We work in partnership with employers, industry groups, higher-education, workforce system, and community organizations to expand economic opportunity and mobility for all Americans including underrepresented populations and underserved communities.
We focus on strong employer and industry engagement to expand work-based learning programs that offer the dignity of work, self-sufficiency, and career pathways.
Our tailored services make apprenticeships a seamless strategy
by avoiding common mistakes, hiding the wiring, and
leveraging available funding.
Program DevelopmentApprenticeship Exploration and Development
Do you have an expert to guide you? We assist employers in understanding how the apprenticeship model meets their needs. Let us secure the buy in from internal and external stakeholders while avoiding mistakes that commonly derail programs from launching.
Program ImplementationProgram Administration and Management
Do you have sufficient infrastructure? We are a full-service “award winning” provider that can perform all the functions to “hide the wiring” of your apprenticeship. Utilize our team to manage and accelerate your program while you focus on your business.
Program SustainabilityResource Development and Funding Support
Are you leaving money on the table during this rapidly evolving economy? We understand the expenses involved in developing your workforce includes opportunity costs. Minimize the investment by leveraging workforce funding and resources arranged by us.
Our expertise with strategic planning, system alignment,
and employer-centric service delivery models generates
productive partnerships and transformative outcomes.
Partnership DevelopmentEmployer Engagement and Industry Sector Partnerships
Are employers in your area reluctant to partner? We are specialists in promoting the business case for using the scalable and sustainable solutions offered by the workforce system. Let us help expand industry sector partnerships through our employer outreach and engagement strategies.
Program ImplementationOperation of Workforce Programs and Service Delivery
Are you satisfied with your operator? We contract with local workforce development boards to assist employers hire, train, and upskill workers. Our evidence-based approaches focus on flexible strategies that promote greater collaboration to effectively serve employers and job seekers.
Program SustainabilityTechnical Assistance from Subject Matter Experts and Speakers
Is your board innovative and effective? Our team can provide guidance and assistance through the implementation of strategies and responding to corrective actions. We deliver keynotes, participate on panels, and offer customized workshops at industry and workforce conferences.
Data-Driven DecisionsPerformance Research and Evaluations
Are you making data-driven decisions? We have developed series of innovative analysis techniques that incorporates national performance data, information collection, and customer surveys to assist our clients in making informed decisions. Let us evaluate your current and proposed strategies.
Coordinated StrategiesWorkforce System Alignment and Integration
Are your services aligned with your strategies? We assist in facilitating alignment and implementation efforts to address cross-agency, high-priority issues by fostering collaboration. Our technical assistance services and resources will accelerate the integration process while encouraging best practices.
Technical AssistanceStrategic Planning and Program Development
Frustrated in developing and updating WIOA unified, combined, and local plans? We can help you navigate requirements, engage stakeholders, collect data, and identify strategies to address emerging challenges. Let us coordinate and negotiate with partners, and manage logistical challenges.
ACS was founded by disabled veterans that understood the impact of a diverse team has on a mission.
By implementing best practices for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA), ACS has recruited top talent, resulting in fresh perspectives and high productivity across the organization.
As a national leader in expanding diversity and inclusion through workforce development programs, ACS is proud of the outcomes of our partnerships with employers and communities.
Having an experienced and trusted advisor to navigate your organization through the development phase can prevent mistakes throughout the process. The ACS team can assist you in registering flexible programs that are designed for easier collaboration and leveraging of funding. ACS will assist in customizing tools to ease the management of your new program. For employers not prepared to take on the administrative duties, ACS is able to perform most of the administrative roles or even act as the program sponsor.
Once the apprenticeship is registered, the program sponsor and participating employer(s) need to finalize details to fund the program and have agreements for any partnering organizations that might support recruitment, workforce funding, mentoring, and training of apprentices. It is important to evaluate for experience and skill for each apprentice, especially when enrolling current or “incumbent” workers. Programs that seek technical assistance or collaborate with other organizations are more likely to have a successful launch.
Published by the U.S. Department of Labor:
"Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board and Adaptive Construction Solutions Inc."
As a RAP sponsor, ACS aims to work with businesses that offer continuous and stable workforce environments. ACS attracts new employers by communicating the business case for RAPs, as well as the flexibility of program strategies that are offered.
By focusing on meeting specific objectives of each employer, ACS develops relationships with businesses that lead to greater opportunities for veterans and others with barriers to employment.
• Tailored on-boarding and support to ensure apprentices are successful
• Tailored on-boarding and support to ensure apprentices are successful
• Leveraging win-win strategies that meet business and local workforce needs
• Achieving performance targets with services to the local veteran population
Awards and Recognitions
Our team is driven by a shared mission.
We believe our impact is represented through the numerous
awards from our partners and government agencies.
For employing, training and retaining veterans (3x winner)
- U.S. Department of Labor
For hiring people with disabilities and creating an inclusive workforce
-Texas Workforce Commission
For partnering with the workforce system to create impact in their community
- National Association of Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP)
Latest on ACS
National News SegmentBattlefields to solar fields: How veterans are finding careers in renewable energy
SPECTRUM NEWS - Quinn Young, a 23-year-old Army veteran, stepped out to a podium planted amid the scrub grass. It was early fall in northeast Texas, and he and hundreds of others had just about completed a solar farm the size of 1,500 football fields. Now, the company and local leaders were toasting him and others on the
Recognition for D&IABC Greater Houston Recognizes ACS for Diversity and Inclusion Excellence
HOUSTON – Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Diversity Awards. Recognition was given to these members at the November 12th Membership Breakfast,
Grant Award NoticeU.S. DOL Awards $1.5M Grant to Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced funding of $1,561,667 for a National Dislocated Worker Grant for Adaptive Construction Solutions Inc. to support employment and training services to eligible transitioning military service members in Texas communities harmed significantly by the pandemic.
Veteran Hiring DesignationACS wins third Hire Vets Platinum Award from Department of Labor VETS
The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act of 2017, requires the Secretary of Labor to establish a program, that recognizes employer efforts to recruit, employ, and retain veterans. Employer-applicants meeting criteria established in the rule will receive a “HIRE Vets Medallion Award.”
Veterans in ApprenticeshipMcCarthy and Adaptive Construction Solutions partner to train veterans
As a tight labor market continues to make it difficult to meet the increasing construction labor demand, McCarthy Building Companies partnered with Adaptive Construction Solutions to hire and train veterans for solar and renewable energy projects. McCarthy piloted an Adaptive Construction Solutions program
The Board works closely with an array of employers, including for example, Adaptive Construction Solutions, a RAP sponsor with main offices in Houston, Texas. The ACS program is a group, non-joint RAP, which means ACS is a non-union program that has agreements with multiple employers to hire individuals as apprentices.
ACS Administrative & Training Center
6509 W. Little York Rd.
Houston, Texas 77040