Texas community college leaders have worked tirelessly to support the state’s response to the COVID-19 national crisis, during which millions of Texans have filed for unemployment and the mismatch between workforce needs and skilled workers has deepened. A majority of these displaced workers lack the skills and education needed to successfully and quickly reenter the workplace. Texas community colleges currently provide more than 90% of credit-bearing career technical education and are best positioned to close these skills gaps to good-paying jobs.
Texas community colleges will be the state’s economic engine for recovery by providing training that meets regional and local labor market demands.
Texas Reskilling & Upskilling through Education Model
The Texas Reskilling & Upskilling through Education (TRUE) initiative aims to prepare students for in-demand careers accelerating their transition to work while also building an enduring education infrastructure to support a thriving Texas economy throughout the diverse regions of the state. The colleges will work with business partners and others in their communities to bolster this talent pipeline strategy.