Partnerships in Texas are key to success; they ensure that the state is wide open for business. DCCCD proposes an economic development program designed to attract or expand new businesses in Texas. Recruit Texas provides turn-key workforce training and also will use the training strength of community and technical colleges to deliver workforce education needs. Recruit Texas seeks to redirect current funds within the Texas Workforce Commission and asks community colleges to invest in the partnership.
OUTCOME: H.B. 108 — "Recruit Texas" — was passed and signed by Governor Abbott. H.B. 108 allows Texas to remain competitive by granting permission to the Texas Workforce Commission to access skills development funds. The funds will allow community colleges and businesses wishing to relocate to Texas the opportunity to partner and recruit employees, provide safety training and leadership development.