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Higher Education Commissioner: Urgent Action Needed to Address Texas Skills Needs

6/14/22
The shift toward an innovation-based, technology-enabled economy has rapidly changed the skills and credentials needed by Texans in the workforce. Many individuals have struggled to keep pace. A new…
Economic Development

Employers Tap First-Gen Students as 'Rising Stars' Through University of St. Thomas Internship Program

6/13/22
In his scrubs, sneakers and surgical mask, Peter Nguyen looks a lot like other staff of the Houston Methodist Research Institute for Technology, Innovation & Education (MITIE℠), in the Texas…
Employment

Bayou Business Download: A Full Houston Recovery

6/9/22
In this episode of Bayou Business Download, we talk about the impact of the most recent jobs report and what it tells us about our economic recovery post-COVID. We also discuss new figures from the U…
Economic Development

Recognizing Workforce STARs a Competitive Advantage

5/26/22
There’s a tendency in the United States to think of workers with bachelor’s degrees and other advanced degrees as skilled talent and those without as low-skill workers. But that’s not the case – and…
Economic Development

Now is the Time to Hire Houston Youth

5/12/22
With summer comes a valuable opportunity for employers to tap into up-and-coming talent to accomplish real, meaningful work while investing into the workforce Houston will need to ensure it retains…
Education

HCC's New "Resiliency Center" Aims to Bolster Disaster Preparedness, Recovery

4/29/22
Houston Community College recently announced it will open the “Resiliency Center of Excellence” to strengthen the city’s disaster preparedness and recovery efforts. In the past six years, the Houston…