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Event Recap: 17th Annual College and Career Expo

High school students from all over Central Texas gathered together early in the morning on October 10th at the Skillpoint Alliance’s 17th annual College and Career Expo. 3000 students came to receive information and guidance for choosing their post-secondary education and future career path. The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and Skillpoint Alliance hosted the 17th Annual College & Career Expo, presented by Samsung Austin Semiconductor, CCE included comprehensive information on college Continue Reading >

Community Partner Spotlight: Austin Technology Council

At Skillpoint Alliance, we love to partner with other community organizations that are passionate about spreading the word about Austin's incredible tech industry. We spoke with Austin Technology Council President Julie Huls about their role in promoting STEM education within the Austin Tech Council. Why is the Austin Tech Council focused on STEM? 80% of our tech executives say recruiting and hiring technical talent is their #1 business issue. They are not able to hire properly-trained Continue Reading >

Skillpoint Alliance Adult Workforce Program Graduates Receive Local Awards

Workforce Solutions Capital Area celebrated their 5th Annual Awards Luncheon by recognizing businesses and individuals for their achievements in professional development. Three of the five individual awardees to receive special recognition were graduates of the Gateway program at Skillpoint Alliance, which provides training and education for those in need, preparing individuals for entry-level employment in four to eight weeks. The awardees were Felipe Salinas, Ian Lawler, and Abighail Continue Reading >