Careers in Texas Industries Week

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Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and Texas Workforce Solutions, in conjunction with Tri-Agency Initiative partners, Governor's Office of Economic Development & Tourism and industry associations, are raising awareness about careers in our state’s in-demand industries through the statewide “Careers in Texas Industries Week” events. These career exploration events, held the week of September 25-30, 2017, will encourage students to explore careers in growing Texas Industry Clusters and help students, parents and educators understand in-demand industries through networking with industry professionals and internship opportunities.

The Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative established by Governor Greg Abbott tasked the Commissioners of the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and TWC to develop strong links between education and industry, with the goal of helping Texas grow in economic prosperity. Careers in Texas Industries Week is an initiative to promote statewide and regional industry clusters that support a variety of businesses and job creation through employer partnerships across the state of Texas.

Texas Industry Clusters are a concentration of businesses and industries in a geographic region that are interconnected by the markets they serve, the products they produce, their suppliers, the trade associations to which their employees belong, and the educational institutions from which their employees or prospective employees receive training. Employers participating in Careers in Texas Industries Week events will have the opportunity to showcase the exciting and rewarding careers in their industries. Explore the list of Top 25 Hot Jobs for each industry listed below:

View the list of partners participating in Careers in Texas Industries Week events:

Labor Market and Career Information

It is never too early to plan for a career or determine an occupation for the future. TWC’s Labor Market and Career Information (LMCI) provides interactive workforce data, information on hundreds of job titles, pay information and projected jobs to help students, parents and educators develop career plans for the future.

LMCI strives to improve the way Texans make career and educational decisions by providing useful and reliable information about careers, educational training options and jobs.

Texas Internship Challenge

Texas Internship Challenge LogoThe Texas Internship Challenge is a recommendation from the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Education Agency and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to the Governor’s Office, as part of the Tri-Agency Initiative, challenging industry and employer partners to offer more paid internships for Texas students.