Events

Celebrate the Holidays with Skillpoint!

At Skillpoint, we envision a community where every person is given the opportunity for success through access to education and training. Many of the people we serve experience significant barriers to success, and are looking for a way to overcome. Skillpoint has the opportunity to offer hope through providing relevant, industry-led education and training to help Central Texans reach self-sufficiency. This holiday season, we want to ask for your support in building human capital, and invite Continue Reading >

Thank You for 21 Years!

On October 6th, Skillpoint celebrated 21 years of building human capital in Central Texas with a cocktail party at the Google Fiber Space in downtown Austin. The event brought together community, education, industry and government leaders from the region, all who play an important role in Skillpoint's work to provide opportunity to residents in Texas.   It was truly a special night for Skillpoint, as two of our program participants shared stories of life change, and we Continue Reading >

Student Spotlight: Finding Your Path to Success Through The Gateway Program

The Gateway Rapid Workforce Training Program at Skillpoint Alliance provides valuable training and education for Texans looking to gain the skills and knowledge to successfully attain entry-level employment. In just four to eight weeks, participants who enroll in the Gateway Program can become certified in the Construction, Machine Operator, HVAC, Electrical or Nursing fields. They also learn soft skills such as preparing a resume, acing a job interview and communicating professionally with Continue Reading >

Skillpoint Alliance Honored at Austin Chamber Business Awards

Skillpoint Alliance is proud to announce that they have been awarded the Blackbaud & Entreprenuers Foundation Non-Profit Award by the Austin Chamber of Commerce. The official announcement was made last night at the 2014 Greater Austin Business Awards, and our office has been a buzz since receiving the monumental news. Every year The Austin Chamber of Commerce awards businesses in the Austin area who have achieved outstanding milestones for the community. Executive Director Margo Dover is Continue Reading >

Congrats to the Central Texas FIRST 2014 World Championship Award Winners

Last week, more than 12,000 students from around the globe traveled to St. Louis, MO, to put their engineering skills to the test at the annual FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship, held at the Edward Jones Dome. The three-day event came down to a heart-pounding conclusion Saturday night in front of a roaring crowd of 20,000 when four teams from San Jose, CA, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Holland, MI, and our very own Dallas, TX won the coveted FIRST® Continue Reading >

Skillpoint Alliance Co-Hosts Central Texas Global Game Jam with The University of Texas at Austin

Last weekend, The University of Texas at Austin’s Game Development Program and Skillpoint Alliance co-hosted the Central Texas Global Game Jam (GGJ). The GGJ is the world’s largest game jam event taking place around the world at physical locations. It is the growth of an idea that in today’s heavily connected world, people could come together, be creative, share experiences, and express themselves in a multitude of ways using video games. The GGJ encouraged people with all kinds of Continue Reading >

Skillpoint Alliance Awards Local Leaders throughout Central Texas

On Thursday, December 17, the STEM Council and Adult Workforce Council at Skillpoint Alliance cohosted their year-end meeting at Electronic Art’s offices in North Austin. After the scheduled expert panels and presentations, Skillpoint Alliance awarded leaders in industry, community, and education for their role in helping to expand Skillpoint’s programs throughout Central Texas. The STEM Council winners were; Kevin Lally at Tokyo Electron America; The Ingram School of Engineering at Texas Continue Reading >

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 >