Governor’s Charges


Building the State’s Talent Pipeline

The Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative will build the state’s talent pipeline by increasing the number of Texans with the skills and credentials required for high-demand jobs and industries. Building a strong Texas workforce is an essential strategy to accelerate economic growth and ensure that Texans are prepared for jobs in the industries that will power the state’s economy now and in the future. 

In February 2020, Gov. Abbott asked the agencies to marshal their combined resources to address long-term education and employment needs across the state. The Governor charged the Tri-Agency initiative with developing strategies in seven key areas: readiness, completion, transitions, upskilling, educator pipeline, partnerships, and infrastructure.