Exceptional Item Request: Workforce Development Training for Emerging Technologies in Texas
Requested Amount: $5 million
The 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.
32% job growth projected through 2022 for Texas industries hiring employees skilled in telehealth and healthcare informatics
2nd Texas ranking for total manufacturing employment
3rd Texas ranking for cybersecurity job postings
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