Workforce development in Texas: The latest

This is a preview of our Texas 2036 newsletter about Texas’ workforce. To receive this weekly highlight of our work, sign up here.

The Latest in Workforce Development 📋

While Labor Day may be behind us, there’s still plenty to talk about when it comes to the state’s workforce. This week’s newsletter keeps you in the know.

Plus, in advance of next Monday’s Texas Commission on Community College Finance meeting, Policy Advisor Renzo Soto breaks down their recommendations about how prioritizing student outcomes can improve the state’s workforce. Stay tuned for our team’s testimony to the commission!

Improving Texas’ workforce: 5 facts to know 💪 

Did you know that the state spends over $100 billion on education and workforce every year?

Learn more.

Making Progress on Texas’ Education-to-Workforce Pipeline 📚 

From statewide workforce planning to maximizing returns on investments for higher education students, 2022 has been a critical year for workforce development.

Dive deeper.

Taking Action: Texas Community Colleges’ Declining Enrollment 🧑🏽‍🏫 

Community colleges are key to meeting workforce needs and providing Texans with efficient options to economic security.

Find out more.

We want to hear from you! 

How has your education or lack thereof impacted your employment after high school?

Share your thoughts in our brief survey.

Keep Up With the Times: Advancing Texas’ Informational Technology 💻

Workforce investment doesn’t end with a skilled labor force. Workers need to be set up for success. For state agencies, one way is ensuring they have the necessary IT to provide services efficiently and protect against cyberattacks.

On Aug. 30, Texas 2036 Manager of Policy and Advocacy Hope Osborn testified before the Joint Oversight Committee on Investment in Information Technology Improvement on the need for modernization.

Watch it.