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Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative

Linking Education and Workforce: Spurring Economic Growth Across Texas

About The Initiative

Governor Greg Abbott established the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative in March 2016. Through the Initiative, the Commissioners of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) work together to help Texas grow in economic prosperity.

Tri-Agency Priorities

Pathways

Support efficient and flexible pathways to earning degrees, certificates, and other credentials linked to high-wage, in-demand jobs.

Support

Ensure students receive the supports necessary to succeed at all stages of their educations and in their transitions to the workforce.

Infrastructure

Create a robust infrastructure for interagency collaboration around common goals, data, and processes to ensure improved student outcomes and meet employers' needs.

TRI-AGENCY STATE WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES

OPEN FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT

In accordance with House Bill 3767, 87th Legislature, the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative presents state workforce development strategies for public review and comment. The proposed strategies address the three statewide priorities listed above and identified in the 2020 Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative report, Linking Education and Workforce: Spurring Economic Growth Across Texas.

You may download the proposed strategies here and provide comment on those proposed strategies using the form found here.

Public comment on the proposed strategies will be open for 30 days, closing on May 30, 2022. If you need assistance with the form, please contact triagency.feedback@twc.texas.gov.