Skillpoint Alliance

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 >

Gateway Program Providing Soldiers with Pathway for Success

On Friday, November 22, the Skillpoint Alliance Gateway program held their first graduation in Killeen, Texas after partnering with the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade to provide transitioning veterans with Certified Nurses Aide training. We were recently featured in the Fort Hood Herald about our training program, and how the soldiers have been taking to the program and their clients. Bethany Paul, Skillpoint’s Gateway program coordinator, worked directly with the students during the 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 >

The Skills Gap and Why It Matters

At Skillpoint Alliance, our efforts focus on closing the skills gap in Central Texas. Although most headlines revolve around quantity and quality of jobs, it's the skills gap that matters for our economic progress. What is the 'skills gap?' In the words of Executive Director Margo Dover, Central Texas has jobs and Central Texas has the unemployed. Our businesses want to hire our residents; moving citizens from our counties and cities here hurts their bottom lines. The problem is that many Continue Reading >

Adult Workforce Council Panel To Tackle Veterans’ Hiring Issues Next Month

  READY TO SERVE: MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM VETERAN TO THE CIVILIAN WORKFORCE, AND WHY YOU SHOULD BE HIRING RSVP Veteran Panel Meetng July 16th, 2013 2-4PM Austin Chamber of Commerce Panelists will discuss the transition from military to civilian workforce, benefits to employers hiring, how to find skilled veterans to meet employers' needs, training programs and benefits available to veterans and other frequently cited barriers to getting veterans into the workforce. CONFIRMED Continue Reading >

Happy National Nurses Week to our Certified Nurse Aide graduates!

Our Skillpoint Alliance team would like to send a big, huge shout-out to all Central Texas nurses and a special high-five to our Certified Nurse Aide graduates for National Nurses Week. National Nurses Week is celebrated May 6 through 12 to raise awareness of the nursing industry and show some appreciation for our hardworking nurses. Did you know? Texas could lose more than 40 percent of its working nurses in the next ten years due to retirements. The average age of Registered Nurses in Texas Continue Reading >