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TEES EDGE

Exceptional Item Request: Workforce Development Training for Emerging Technologies in Texas

Requested Amount: $5 million

Tees EdgeThe Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) is the state agency responsible for leading emerging technology innovation in Texas. To contribute toward the goals set forth by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) 60x30TX Plan and the governor’s Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative, TEES will develop TEES EDGE—a train-the-trainer program in the emerging technology fields of healthcare, manufacturing, and cybersecurity—fields chosen based on documented industry needs.

Benefits to the State of Texas: TEES workforce development training in emerging technologies will ensure Texas maintains a competitive environment to support existing companies and attract new industries.

 


Training Opportunities:

Healthcare

Healthcare

  • Telehealth Technologies and Systems
  • Healthcare Informatics

32% job growth projected through 2022 for Texas industries hiring employees skilled in telehealth and healthcare informatics

Source: www.twc.state.tx.us/files/twc/annual-report-on-texas-growth-occupations-2014-twc.pdf

Manufacturing

Manufacturing

  • Digital Design and Manufacturing
  • Advanced Manufacturing Quality Assurance

2nd Texas ranking for total manufacturing employment

Source: Economic Policy Institute; January 22, 2015; www.epi.org/publication/the-manufacturing-footprint-and-the-importance-of-u-s-manufacturing-jobs

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

  • Cybersecurity in the Energy Sector
  • Cybersecurity in Advanced Manufacturing Automation

3rd Texas ranking for cybersecurity job postings

Source: Burning Glass Technologies; Job Market Intelligence: Cybersecurity Jobs, 2015; burning-glass.com/wp-content/uploads/Cybersecurity_Jobs_Report_2015.pdf

 


 

Program Description and Goals:

  • Collaborate with industry partners and identify emerging technical fields required for Texas to sustain a globally competitive workforce.
  • TEES subject matter experts create a unique train-the-trainer model for each of the certificate programs offered and deliver the train-the-trainer program to community college faculty.
  • Community college faculty become Emerging Technology Training Professionals (ETTPs) and deliver emerging technology certificate training sessions in their local communities.
  • The newly trained workforce is prepared for high-need careers in healthcare, manufacturing and cybersecurity.

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