Archive: March, 2016

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Mar2016
Texas lags most other states in preparing high schoolers for college and needs to update its readiness standards, including oversight of dual credit courses, Higher Education Coordinating Board Commissioner Raymund Paredes told state senators at a hearing on Tuesday. Read More

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Mar2016
Workforce Solutions Golden Crescent (Golden Crescent) partnered with Golden Crescent Petrochemical Consortium to build and train a quality workforce through educational and development opportunities. Because of this partnership, more than $7 million in Skills Development Fund grants have provided training to over 3,800 new and incumbent workers. Golden Crescent also provides ... Read More

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Mar2016
While addressing area hiring needs, Workforce Solutions Cameron (Cameron) identified a lack of soft skills in experienced, displaced workers, which impacts employers and job seekers. To address this challenge, Cameron initiated a soft skills program that aligned with the curriculum from the National Work Readiness Council and received an endorsement ... Read More

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Mar2016
Addition of 2,100 jobs in February brings over-the-year gain to 170,900. Read More

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Mar2016
On March 24, a bipartisan group of 55 Representatives sent a letter to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education urging them to ensure that their Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 appropriation invests in necessary job training and adult education programs. Read More

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Mar2016
The Georgetown ISD school board unanimously voted to reinstate full-day pre-kindergarten starting in the fall, which will be the first time the program runs for a full-day since it was cut before the 2012-2013 school year. Read More

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Mar2016
Today, 27 Senators sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education & Related Agencies urging them to ensure that their Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 appropriations bill invests in job training and adult education programs. Read More

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Mar2016

TEA Commissioner Blog

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“In my first months in office, that commitment to collaboration between Texas Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes, Texas Workforce Commission Chair Andres Alcantar and myself has carried on.” Read More

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Mar2016
The college and career ready watchdog group Achieve has published a new report showing we have a long way to go to meet the college and career standards that employers need to meet workforce needs. Read More

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Mar2016
Acting U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. today called on Congress to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which provides more than $1.1 billion for the nation’s career and technical education programs in grades 7-12 and also in post-secondary institutions. Read More

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