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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…
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…
Construction

Unlocking Doors for Veterans Means Welcoming Skilled Talent

3/17/22
Stephanie Drake holds a degree in oceanography from the U.S. Naval Academy and served active duty with the U.S. Marine Corps for eight years. Although a logistician by trade with the Marines, she…