Education and Workforce

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Bridging the Gap Between Educational Attainment and Workforce Demands


To support our growing economy, Texas needs substantial economic growth, adding nearly 8 million new jobs by 2036. Over 70% of new jobs in Texas will soon require at least some college. Our future depends on education. But more than half of Texans between 25 and 34 have not completed any form of postsecondary education.

To meet the demands of a 21st century economy, Texas will require meaningful changes to our education system. Texas needs – right now – innovative thinking and sustained investments to produce a workforce that will maintain our state’s prosperity.


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