“The incentives and level of support provided by the Denison Development Alliance was instrumental in CIGNA's decision to consolidate multiple area operational facilities into one state of the art Service Center in the summer of 2007.  With a workforce of 800+ in the Denison Service Center, providing call and claim service to 1.5 million medical customers and 3.4 million dental customers, staffing stability and minimal employee turn-over is critical.  The quality, work ethic, and level of professional commitment found in the available workforce in the Denison area truly differentiate the business culture and have a positive impact on organizational success.”


Kellie M. Metzdorf, Vice President, Client Advocacy - CIGNA


The Center for Workplace Learning (CWL) provides education and training opportunity for employers and individuals in the Texoma region. The CWL is a collaboration between Workforce Solutions Texoma, local economic development agencies, Texas A&M-Commerce, and other educational partners. They are committed to being customer-centered, community-connected, and quality-driven. Their goal is to provide a gathering place where educators, private industry, and government can work together to improve business competitiveness, create job opportunities, and enhance the economic vitality of the region.

The CWL provides needs assessment consultation (including job profiling and skills assessment) and learning-based solutions to overcome the problems hindering organizational or individual performance. 
Trainees can take a course to gain a skill or earn a certificate or degree. Many of the programs also prepare individuals for professional license exams. Many also offer continuing education unit credit (CEU).
The education and training programs offered through the CWL are flexible and adaptive to the needs of the individual employers. Programs can be delivered in a variety of formats including on-site, off-site, credit of non-credit, instructor-led or online, and on any schedule 24/7. Programs are based on industry-driven curriculum and taught by experienced faculty with relevant experience in the field, ensuring a world-class workforce that creates a sustainable competitive advantage for employers located in the Texoma region.

Local College and University Enrollment

School Spring 2016 Fall 2016 Total Graduates
Austin College




Grayson College 4,318



Southeastern Oklahoma State University 4,137



Sources: Austin College
Grayson College
Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Updated: 2/10/2017