Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative

Linking Education and Workforce: Spurring Economic Growth Across Texas


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.

Visit Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative to read more.


Tri-Agency State Workforce Development Strategies

Open for Public Review and Comment

The Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative presents state workforce development strategies for public review and comment. The proposed strategies address the three statewide priorities listed above and identified in the 2020 Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative report, Linking Education and Workforce: Spurring Economic Growth Across Texas.

You may download the proposed goals here and provide comment using the form found here.

Public comment will be open for 30 days, closing on May 30, 2022. If you need assistance with the form, please contact


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