Archive: March, 2015

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Mar2015
Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, Central Texas College, and the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce formed a partnership to create and support the Central Texas Business Resource Center (BRC) to provide budding entrepreneurs with the support and resources needed to be successful business owners. Read More  

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Mar2015
Congressman Joe Kennedy III has reintroduced the Perkins Modernization Act, a bipartisan bill that would strengthen and support career/technical education (“CTE” or “vocational education”) by using workforce data to ensure that curriculum is aligned with the needs of employers in local labor markets. Read More  

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Mar2015
Figures compiled by the National Education Association show that Texas schools are spending an average $9,559 per student in the current school year. That is well under the national average of $12,040 and ranks Texas 38th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Read More  

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Mar2015
Studies have consistently found measurable, as well as anecdotal, evidence that full-day programs have far more lasting effects on children than half-day programs, early childhood education advocates say. Read More  

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Mar2015
High school seniors who have failed their state exams may still have a shot at earning a diploma. A bill providing them a way around the requirement continues to advance in the Texas Legislature. Read More  

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Mar2015
Axis Pipe and Tube Inc. has partnered with Blinn College to provide customized training for new and incumbent employees using a $115,145 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Read More  

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Mar2015
As legislators considered several early education bills Tuesday afternoon, testimony was dominated by a debate over what standards school districts should meet to get additional state funding for pre-kindergarten programs. Read More  

09

Mar2015
Website promoted at an event at El Paso Community College in collaboration with the Workforce Solutions Borderplex and the Texas Workforce Commission. Read More  

05

Mar2015
Great article on Apprenticeship as a solution to address the skills gap a Virginia-based Rolls-Royce Plant faced. Read More  

03

Mar2015
In an interview on the Texas Public Radio Show "Texas Matters, Raise Your Hand Texas CEO Dr. David Anthony talks about how newly filed pre-k legislation, HB 4 and SB 801, are a good start, but do not go far enough in expanding quality, full-day pre-k‬ across Texas. Read More  

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