About the Initiative


Tri-Agency Mission

To build a strong Texas workforce and ensure that Texans are prepared for jobs in the industries that power the state’s economy today and tomorrow.

Tri-Agency Vision

Texans of all ages should have access to high-quality education and workforce training that empowers them to achieve their full potential.

The Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative, launched by Governor Greg Abbott in 2016, seeks to achieve the ambitious goal of ensuring that all Texans achieve their full potential and contribute to the state’s continued economic growth. The Texas Education Agency, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Texas Workforce Commission are working collaboratively to implement the vision of House Bill 3, the transformative school finance legislation passed in 2019, and to integrate the goals of that legislation with the goals in Building a Talent Strong Texas, the state’s strategic plan to increase higher education completion and workforce readiness. The Tri-Agency partners have numerous ongoing projects that will advance this work and have identified additional priorities and action items in support of the Tri-Agency vision and mission.