Archive: February, 2017

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Feb2017
Texas’ Tri-Agency partners this week announced the “Texas Internship Challenge,” a joint partnership between the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), who are promoting the challenge for industry and employer partners to offer paid internships; universities and colleges to promote ... Read More

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Feb2017
Signed into law 100 years ago today, the Smith-Hughes Act demonstrated the federal government’s commitment to education that prepares students for career success. Read More

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Feb2017
A day after CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder withdrew his nomination for U.S. Labor Secretary, President Donald Trump announced his second pick for the job—Alexander Acosta, a Miami native who served in three presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed positions and who has a history of prosecuting high-profile figures and targeting white-collar crime.... Read More

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Feb2017
Adler said this revision will come with efforts to increase job readiness and workforce training since the labor pool in Austin appears to need help in developing the skills required for solidly middle-class jobs. Read More

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Feb2017
On Friday, the last day before Congress left town for a brief recess, the Senate passed a resolution “supporting the goals and ideals of Career and Technical Education Month.” Read More

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Feb2017
This week, Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder withdrew his name from consideration, topping a chaotic first month for the Trump Administration. Read More

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Feb2017
Let me be very clear: scrapping this “deal closing” fund would be a major blow to the state’s future competitiveness, with the potential for major fallout over time. Read More

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Feb2017
By 2021, I am projecting that the 19 smaller Texas Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) will add a total of about 215,000 net new jobs to the state. Read More

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Feb2017
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is seeking education partners for a pilot program to help increase the number of Texas foster youth who graduate from high school. Read More

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Feb2017
Speaker Joe Straus on Thursday announced Texas House committee assignments for the 85th Legislature. Read More

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