About the Initiative

Governor Greg Abbott established the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative in March 2016. Through the Initiative, the Commissioners of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) work together to help Texas grow in economic prosperity.

Tri-Agency Priorities


Support efficient and flexible pathways to earning degrees, certificates, and other credentials linked to high-wage, in-demand jobs.


Ensure students receive the supports necessary to succeed at all stages of their educations and in their transitions to the workforce.


Create a robust infrastructure for interagency collaboration around common goals, data, and processes to ensure improved student outcomes and meet employers’ needs.


Learn more about the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative’s state workforce development goals and strategies on its website.

Inquiries should be directed to Amy.Peterson@highered.texas.gov.