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Enrollment in Texas colleges and universities is ticking back up after plummeting during the coronavirus pandemic. And while students have returned to classrooms on campuses across the state, the long-term implications of fewer higher ed grads in the Texas workforce are just starting to surface.
As we near three years since the pandemic began, how are higher education institutions preparing students for the Texas workforce today, and what adjustments are they making to recruit and retain students for tomorrow?
Register for this event
Join The Texas Tribune at noon Central on Thursday, Dec. 1, in Waco for a conversation on educating Texas’ students for the workforce. Hear from Barb Clapp, CEO, Dwyer Workforce Development; Johnette Edwards McKown, president of McLennan Community College; Melissa Henderson, chief of staff, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and executive director, Texas Higher Education Foundation; and Rick Herrera, Texas State Technical College vice chancellor and chief student services officer.
Matthew Watkins, the Tribune’s managing editor for news and politics, will moderate the discussion.
The event will take place at Texas State Technical College’s Waco campus, in the Col. James T. Connally Aerospace Center, 605 Operations Road in Waco. Networking will begin at 11:30 a.m. over lunch, and the hourlong conversation event will begin at noon. Complimentary parking is available in the large lot in front of the center.
This in-person event will be simultaneously streamed for virtual attendees and will be available to watch on demand afterward at texastribune.org/events.