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For a stronger economy, reskill and upskill the Texas workforce

As our economy recovers from a global crisis, community college leaders are working with employers to strengthen the Texas workforce, align education with business needs, and accelerate the economic recovery.

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By Woody Hunt and Jacob Fraire

Woody Hunt is chairman of the board of Hunt Companies, Inc. and serves as co-chair of the Texas Association of Community Colleges’ Business Advisory Council. Jacob Fraire is president and CEO of the Texas Association of Community Colleges.

“As the current provider of more than 90% of credit-bearing career and technical education certificates, Texas community colleges are best positioned to close the skills gaps to good-paying jobs. Millions of Texans were affected when the job market transformed overnight, and many lack skills to quickly reenter the workforce.”

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