LABOR MARKET INFORMATION RESOURCES
Identifying high-value credentials was central to the goal of the Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program. Reskilling grantees were urged to consult appropriate data resources and stakeholders to determine regional and local high-value workforce credentials. The Texas Workforce Commission’s Target Occupations regional lists were an important resource for state and regional labor market information..
Grantees can also consult the Brookings Institution’s Texas Workforce Development Toolkit, which offers data sourced from THECB, Texas Workforce Commission, and Burning Glass. The toolkit features growth projection and occupational value metrics, with data and analytics broken down by Texas workforce regions.
MARKETING AND OUTREACH SUPPORT
Reskilling grantees who are not in a consortium may spend up to 10% of the value of their grant on marketing and outreach to students. THECB put this program modification in effect on July 15, 2021.
Recommendations and tips on effective marketing and outreach were the subject of a July 2021 grantee workshop (see below.)
RESKILLING GRANTEE WORKSHOP SERIES
In June 2021, THECB launched a workshop series for Reskilling Grant grantees. Links to recordings of the workshops as well as links to topic resources may be found below.
Webinar 1: Innovations in Adult Learner Outreach – June 22, 2021
Recent Adult Learner Resources List
Webinar 2: Marketing Now – July 28, 2021
Slide deck: Texas Reskilling Grant – Marketing Workshop Slides – THECB – August 2021. [PDF]
INFORMATIONAL GRANTEE MEETINGS
THECB hosted several informational meetings for reskilling grantees to support the administration and management of the grants.
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