Building Momentum: Full Report
Success does not require a four-year degree and college is not for everyone. There are many alternative paths available to your students that will help them build a successful career. Throughout Houston, thousands of high-paying jobs are available that require 2 years of training or less. Many employers offer on-the-job training through apprenticeships; others require a two-year technical degree. Skill sets developed on the job and in technical training programs are more practical, more experienced-based, and often more valuable to employers than the skill sets developed in four-year college. Helping your students make an informed decision about their post-secondary education will lead to a better career path, higher wages, and greater personal and professional satisfaction.
As the fourth largest city in the US and one of the most dynamic economies in the world, Houston has so much to offer. UpSkill Houston can help you and your students explore the abundance of career opportunities available in one of the seven key industries driving our regional economy. Through UpSkill Houston, equip your students with information about alternative career pathways, educational options, and training programs, so they can confidently choose the path that is right for them and jump-start successful careers.
Ensure your students are thinking about the future and hitting key checkpoints throughout their high school careers. Our resources will arm you with the necessary tools to introduce students to the various career path options available to them. Here, you will find essential information like typical wages, required education, and the necessary interests for success in various careers and industries.
With the right skills and education, the opportunities are limitless. What Are You Up For?
Houston is home to the largest medical complex in the world, which is one of the driving forces of the city’s economy.Visit Sector Page
Annual new construction spending in Houston is expected to climb to $14 billion by 2019 — and 88% of Texas contractors have trouble filling open jobs.Visit Sector Page
Over the next five years, new Port & Maritime jobs are expected to increase nearly 25% - and thousands more will come open due to retirements.Visit Sector Page
50% of all employment opportunities in the utilities sector do not require a four-year degree.Visit Sector Page
Houston is a world capital of the oil & gas industry with over 5,000 energy firms doing business in the region.Visit Sector Page
Houston is the top manufacturing city in the nation — with over 10,000 manufacturers that employ more than 250,000 workers.Visit Sector Page
With more than 250,000 workers and nearly $20 billion in projects under construction, Houston is one of the world’s leading petrochemical manufacturing centers.Visit Sector Page
Building Momentum: Full Report
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