Building a highly skilled workforce is critical to strengthening and supporting Houston’s global competitiveness and to improving economic opportunity for its residents. These thought leader conversations highlight research, tools and practices that inform workforce development decisions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated a fundamental change in the education and skills needed to be successful in today’s dynamic economy. These discussions with employers, researchers and educators underscore the skills workers need today and will need in the future, and how these skills can be identified, developed and demonstrated.
Career counselors and educators are instrumental in helping individuals make informed career decisions. These conversations present data, tools and information educators, career counselors and community leaders can use to help individuals identify and navigate pathways to good jobs and to advance their careers.