Navigating the Changing Nature of Work
Members of UpSkill Houston's executive committee discuss the value of collaborating with entities across industry and economic sector lines, as well as with traditional competitors, and how this collaboration has driven real change within their organizations and industries.
Marcela Escobari, senior fellow with the Brookings Institution's Global Economy and Development Program and Workforce of the Future initiative, and Program Project Manager and Research Analyst Ian Seyal, discuss their initiative's work around workforce mobility.
Recorded July 29, 2020.
TWC Workforce Development Division Director Courtney Arbour and TWC Employer Initiatives Interim Director Dale A. Robertson discuss funding available for skills development training programs and for individuals who want to enhance their skills.
Recorded on July 9, 2020.
Gulf Coast Workforce Board Principal Economist Parker Harvey returns as an UpSkill Works Forum guest to share insights into the most recent labor market data for the Greater Houston region. UpSkill Houston's Peter Beard hosts the conversation.
Recorded on June 25, 2020.
UpSkill Houston's Peter Beard hosts an UpSkill Works Forum conversation around remote and micro-internships. Guests include Katherine Taylor, executive director of Genesys Works Houston, and Jeffrey Moss, founder and CEO of Parker Dewey, LLC.
Recorded on May 28, 2020.
UpSkill Houston's Peter Beard hosts an UpSkill Works Forum conversation around the skills that drive success. Guests include Greg Hambrick, co-founder and CEO of Fast Forward Works; Dr. Fred Oswald, professor and director of graduate studies of Rice University School of Social Sciences; and Mandy Williams, managing partner, aka "Black," of RED+BLACK.
Recorded on May 6, 2020.
UpSkill Houston's Peter Beard and Gulf Coast Workforce Board Principal Economist Parker Harvey discuss the changing labor market due to COVID-19 along with current and future workforce challenges. The conversation marked the beginning of UpSkill Houston's UpSkill Works Forum Series.
Recorded on April 30, 2020.
Navigating the Changing Nature of Work
Middle Skills Matter to Greater Houston
Building Momentum: Executive Summary
Building Momentum: Full Report
Building Momentum Infographic
Addressing Houston’s Middle Skills Jobs Challenge
Preparing to Skill Up
Building the Talent Pipeline
What Are You Up For?
Do You Have What It Takes?
Prepare For Your Career
Career Roadmap: An Educator's Tool to Guiding Students
Career Roadmap: A Student's Guide to Career Readiness
Utilities Sector Overview
Port and Maritime Sector Overview
Petrochem Sector Overview
Oil and Gas Sector Overview
Healthcare Sector Overview
Construction Sector Overview
Advanced Manufacturing Sector Overview
The Texas OnCourse Curriculum Guide
The Guide to Federal Student Aid 2017–2018
Federal Student Aid at a Glance
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