Choices Guide – C-200: TWIST Service Codes & Descriptions

C-201: TWIST Service Codes and Descriptions

 

 

Service Code

Service Name

Service Description

1

Occupational/Vocational Training

Training conducted in an institutional setting that provides specific technical skills and knowledge required for a specific job or group of jobs and results in the attainment of a certificate

2

Basic Educational Skills/ABE

Training designed to enhance the employability of the job seeker by upgrading basic skills

3

On-the-Job Training

Employee training at the place of work while he or she is doing the actual job

12

Job Search Assistance

Individual activities designed to help the participant secure immediate employment

13

Supervised Job Search

Individual or group job search activities performed in a supervised setting

14

Concurrent Participation

Use when a job seeker is being served by a TWC program and at the same time participating in a service (not training) provided by another entity such as the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

27

LD Diagnostic Assessment

Special learning disabilities assessments (valid only with fund codes 89 and 91)

30

Workforce Services Orientation

Job seeker participated in an individual or group orientation to learn about the purpose of the Workforce Solutions Office, the services and programs offered, including program eligibility requirements and alternatives to public assistance, and the overall resources available

32

Self-Employment

Income-producing enterprise that will lead an individual on a clear pathway to self-sufficiency by lessening the family’s reliance on public benefits 

38

Job Readiness/

Pre-employment Skills

An activity to improve an individual’s work readiness skills including personal presentation, application completion, résumé writing, interview tips, networking and job retention

39

Unsubsidized Employment

Full- or part-time employment for a Choices customer even if they already have the job

40

Community Service

Community service (with nonprofit organizations)

42

Subsidized Employment

Full- or part-time employment in either the private or public sector that is subsidized in full or in part with wages of at least federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher

44

English as a Second Language

Training activities designed to enhance the English-speaking ability of nonnative speakers

45

Mentoring

Forming relationships with adults in which the adult can help with the youth’s personal development; relationship formation; academic and career assistance such as job coaching, role models, workplace and peer mentors; and advising and consulting

47

Unpaid Public Work Experience

Unpaid work experience, time-limited training in the public sectors

48

Unpaid Nonprofit Work Experience

Unpaid work experience, time-limited training in the nonprofit sector

49

Unpaid For-Profit Work Experience

Unpaid work experience, time-limited training in the for-profit sector

53

High School – CHOICES

For teen heads of household and adults without high school diploma or GED credential, who are attending high school

54

GED Credential

For job seekers without a high school diploma or GED credential who are attending GED classes as a training service conducted in an institutional setting designed to enable an individual to pass a GED exam

58

Entrepreneurial Training

Training that assists job seekers to achieve their goals for economic self-sufficiency by providing information on starting and running their own businesses

68

Employability Development Plan

Workforce Solutions Office staff helped a job seeker develop a written strategy by outlining necessary steps and timetables to achieve employment.  Use this code to track the development of an employment plan (EP) or Individual Service Strategy (ISS) with the job seeker.

84

Short-term Work Readiness Services

Short-term (as defined by Board policy, must be six months or less) services designed to prepare the individual for unsubsidized employment and increase employability, e.g., interviewing skills, job retention skills, personal maintenance skills, professional conduct, etc.—can include introductory computer skills

86

Second-Parent Assessment

Open the case of a noncontributing mandatory adult in a two-parent household.

87

Work-Based Literacy

Work-based (tied to employment) literacy component (ABE, ESL, Workforce Adult Literacy)

Service Code

Service Name

Service Description

91

Determine Good Cause

Must be entered for each month that a job seeker has been granted good cause AND they are not engaged in any other service during that month

92

Middle School

For teen heads of household and adults without high school diploma or GED, who are attending middle school

202

Family/Child Care

Assistance in obtaining family/child care necessary to allow a participant to successfully complete program goals

203

Transportation

Transportation assistance necessary to allow a participant to successfully complete program goals. 

204

Housing/

Rental Assistance

Housing/rental assistance necessary to allow a participant to successfully complete program goals

205

Counseling

Provision of or referral to counseling services necessary to allow a participant to successfully complete program goals

207

Other

Those support services that do not fit within any other category. If an appropriate category is available, it must be used. “Other” is used as a last resort only.

208

Substance-Abuse Treatment

Referral to substance-abuse treatment as needed to allow a participant to successfully complete program goals

209

IDA (Individual Development Account)

IDAs provide certain low-income individuals who choose to participate with an opportunity to accumulate assets and to facilitate and mobilize savings.

210

Wheels to Work

The Wheels to Work program provides low-cost automobiles to eligible participants.

211

GED Test Payment

Provision of financial assistance to help a participant pay for GED testing

212

Work-Related Expense

Provision of financial assistance to assist participants to pay for necessary, work-related items and can include clothing and tools needed for employment

218

Financial Planning Assistance

Provision of information on financial/debt management. For individuals participating in rapid response activities; this includes workshops/group activities that provide information on coping with financial matters before, during and after a job loss.

219

Incentives

Incentive payments are funds paid to participants based on actions such as attendance, successful performance or completion of a program activity to encourage the participant to continue in the program.

 

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