Research, Data, and Analysis Focused on Central Texas
Produced by the Capital Area Council of Governments
One of the Boards that CAPCOG facilitates is the Capital Area Economic Development District (CAEDD), which convenes a group of elected officials, economic development practitioners, workforce development experts, and higher education leaders to coordinate responses to issues of economic competitiveness.
Recently, the CAEDD has been working to compile a snapshot of workforce development training providers in the Capital Area region. Because the region has two different workforce boards, multiple community college systems, and a vast array of apprenticeship programs, no single picture of available training resources is easily accessible. As it turns out, compiling that picture was a challenge for CAPCOG staff as well. However, we did successfully create a database that includes the following:
Use the drop-down menus in the visualization below to filter training opportunities by the type of training, the family of program, or by specific providers. More information about training programs is provided in the dynamic table below the map.
A few of the interesting findings evident in the visualization include:
The next post in this series will look at this same information in the context of demographic change and in light of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30TX Plan. Stay tuned!
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