Brief | July 27, 2020

Building Educational Pathways for a Strong Texas Future

Strengthening career-technical education and high-quality Youth Apprenticeships will build the skilled workforce that Texas needs

By 2026, Texas aims to equip 60 percent of 25-34 year-olds with a high-quality degree or credential. Today, however, only 43.6 percent of residents are equipped with such a credential. Innovations from business leaders and governmental investments have led to an increase in high-quality career and technical education (CTE) programs and Youth Apprenticeships.

Giving students a hands-on experience while in high school opens their eyes to careers they have never considered before

Phil Burks, CEO, Genesis Group

High-quality programs at the secondary level help equip today’s students with the skills and experiences they will need to succeed in our economy tomorrow. Partnerships between schools and local employers, as well as support from the Texas Legislature, will ensure our state’s continued growth.


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