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Be prepared for what’s NEXT

At Skillpoint, we are always looking for ways to make Austin’s workforce the best around. Right now, that means filling jobs. This may come as a surprise considering the constant talk of unemployment, but Austin has jobs—well-paying, meaningful jobs—that it needs to fill. However, many of the 5 percent of Austinites that need work lack the skills or education to fill those jobs. Over the last year, we have heard from employers through the Adult Workforce Executive Council that their current Continue Reading >

Introducing Our Blog

If you haven’t noticed, this Skillpoint site is quite a change from what was previously at skillpointalliance.org. As a company, we decided that we need to do more to reach out to our community about workforce development.  We launched a whole new website and blog to do just that. The easiest way to describe workforce development is with a metaphor. We’re not giving a man a fish so he can eat for a day. We’re speaking with local marine biologists, fish sellers, restaurants, small businesses Continue Reading >