New Statewide Workforce Initiative Seeks to Support Innovation in Developing Texas Talent

Aim Hire Texas focuses on preparing our people for changing workforce needs

ABOUT US

Formed in 2020, Aim Hire Texas is a new statewide workforce initiative to encourage better talent development for all Texans, young and adult. We are identifying the gaps that prevent many Texans from finding good, high-paying jobs, and we’re encouraging innovative employers to participate in training programs that build the skills and credentials that will meet their needs and expand economic opportunities in the future Texas workforce.

Aim Hire Texas provides a statewide hub of data that provides access to new sources of private data and analysis, leveraging Texas 2036’s existing resources and analytics to maintain a near-real-time analysis of the state’s workforce. It also works with public- and private-sector officials to share emerging and proven strategies for workforce development, serving as a clearinghouse for information and leadership.

This initiative recognizes that state agencies and educators want to connect with private employers more than ever before, so a key priority will be to identify areas where jobs are open because of a lack of effective and targeted training and education programs that meet regional needs. We believe Texas can focus its workforce development priorities and incentives to produce more skilled workers in a high-talent, higher-wage economy and ensure that more Texans who need a 21st-century job can find one.

“Education is among the most important functions this state serves,” said Texas 2036 President and CEO Margaret Spellings, the former U.S. Secretary of Education. “But too little thought and research have gone into whether future generations of Texans will be able to find a job, or whether Texas employers will be able to find home-grown talent in the Lone Star State. Aim Hire Texas was created based on the premise that every Texan should have the opportunity to contribute to our economy. To do that, Texans need to know what skills the marketplace wants and be connected with Texas employers who want to hire them.”

JOIN US

Join the growing list of companies, colleges, foundations, and organizations that are helping Aim Hire Texas support better outcomes for talent development efforts in Texas.  There is no cost to join as an official participant; we simply ask for a written message agreeing to support projects that align with your goals and to allow Aim Hire Texas to recognize your organization as a participant. Participants will have the opportunity to review any communication listing their organization as a partner prior to its release.

Consortium members receive monthly briefings on the latest research and data on education and workforce progress in Texas and learn about innovative national programs that are encouraged to come to Texas.

If your organization is interested in joining the Aim Hire Texas consortium, please email Hans Voss at [email protected] or complete this form.

 

Consortium Participants

  • Amarillo Chamber of Commerce
  • Amarillo Economic Development Corporation
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • Bank of America
  • Bell Flight
  • Center for Occupational Research and Development
  • Children's Health
  • College Forward
  • Combined Arms
  • The Commit Partnership
  • Council for a Strong America
  • Dallas College
  • Dallas Regional Chamber
  • E3 Alliance
  • Ector County ISD
  • Educate Texas
  • Education Opens Doors
  • Education Trust in Texas
  • El Paso Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Fort Worth Chamber
  • Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Austin STEM Ecosystem
  • Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Houston Partnership
  • Greater: SATX
  • HCA Houston Healthcare
  • IDEA Public Schools
  • IBM
  • INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA
  • JPMorgan Chase
  • Longview Chamber of Commerce
  • Lubbock Chamber of Commerce
  • Ludlum Measurements, Inc.
  • Mentoring Solutions
  • North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • North Texas Commission
  • Odessa Chamber of Commerce
  • Paul Quinn College
  • PelotonU
  • Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce
  • Project QUEST
  • Prosper Waco
  • READYTOWORK
  • RAM, Inc.
  • Richardson Chamber of Commerce
  • San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
  • ScholarShot
  • The Snyder News
  • Southwest University at El Paso
  • Texas 2036
  • Texas Advanced Computing Center
  • Texas Association of Business
  • Texas Association of Community Colleges
  • Texas Association of Goodwills
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • Texas Business Leadership Council
  • Texas Mutual
  • Texas Partnership for Out of School Time
  • Texas Rural Funders
  • Texas State Technical College
  • Toyota North America
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Trellis Company
  • Tyler Area Business Education Council
  • Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce
  • United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce
  • United Way of Metropolitan Dallas
  • United Ways of Texas
  • University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • UpSmith
  • Wayland Baptist University
  • Workforce Talent Educators Association
  • Young Invincibles