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Uplifting Our Underserved Communities One Family At A Time
“Tools for Learning, Skills for Living”

Our Impact

With over 23 years of leadership, practical ‘boots-on-the-ground’ experience, and grassroots achievements in workforce development in the most challenged Texas communities, we’ve trained over 5,000 people and provided successful job placement assistance to over 70% with an 80% retention rate for our graduate hires.


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Locations Worldwide

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Our Mission

To solve the most pressing education, and career/jobs development issues in our most challenged and underserved communities. Through our Public-Private Partnerships with our team of best practice organizations, we seek to provide Career, Technical, and Adult Education learning and personal enrichment, life skills, and relevant job skills and placement opportunities that lead to cognitive change, personal resilience, job success, and improved quality of life for our most vulnerable families in Texas.

Our Purpose

To provide waypoints at every step of the journey for people with barriers to employment, and those seeking upward mobility to ultimately obtain meaningful, high-income jobs that lead to fulfilling careers. These key turns, guideposts, and symbiotic support systems would equip learners with the confidence, signals, and tools to inspire others continuously through their education, dreaming, and development. With a laser-like focus we have begun the work to cultivate and fuse the local, national, and international resources and intelligence required to develop and implement a new best practice for sustainable community upliftment.

We would like you to join in our collaborative journey.

Contact Us

Digital Workforce Academy
2209 Rosewood Ave #204
Austin, TX 78702
P: 409-982-0522
info @
Fax: 409-982-0523

Where we started

Since 1999, our core mission has been to provide vocational and life skills training and job placement for unemployed and underemployed individuals living in the underserved communities. We have worked with technology, industrial EPC contractors and maintenance contractors, securing jobs including: pipefitter helper, electrical helper, ironworker helper, carpenter helper, boilermaker helper, insulators, scaffold builders, and others.


In 1999, we started our first program in East Austin in the technology industries with Oracle, Microsoft, Lucent and Cisco.


In 2007, Melvin White gathers a team with a mission to uplift local underserved communities by providing Pre-Apprenticeship training to fill Industry local commitments. We work with our partners to customize training in their industry to meet their particular labor force needs.


We receive grants to bring our systems and methodology to underserved communities world-wide and help them also establish strategic partnerships locally. 

Our Success Stories

DWA Partners with Texas Workforce Commission

DWA Partners with Texas Workforce Commission

DWA partners with Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) to provide free pre apprenticeships to train NCCER industrial Skill sets to Port Arthur residents for industry job with no experience that will be funded by TWC funds and Port Arthur Industrial partners.  We look...

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DWA selected for CarbonSAFE Offshore grant

DWA selected for CarbonSAFE Offshore grant

DWA was selected as a recipient of CarbonSAFE Offshore grant to help fund our free pre apprenticeship program for industry job with no experience. See Fossil Energy and Carbon Management press release here> We look forward to bringing our proven pre apprenticeship...

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