The Programs

Adult Programs

Gateway – Rapid Workforce Training

The Gateway Rapid Workforce Training program provides valuable training, education, and preparation for students looking to increase their chances of gaining entry-level employment. In just four to eight weeks, the courses available will provide participants with the necessary skills to gain a successful career with the potential for upward mobility, and increased wages. Every course includes training that is directly connected to what Central Texas employers are seeking in their employees. Learn More.

Empower – Computer Proficiency Training

The Empower Computer Proficiency program is a ten week computer training course for adults looking to update their skills to meet the demands of today’s technologically savvy job market by learning the fundamentals of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Office. Participants are better able to increase their confidence to compete today’s competitive job market. Learn More.

NEXT – Intermediate Job Training

The NEXT Intermediate Job Training program provides customized intermediate job training and professional development to adults and youth. Led by experienced industry leaders, participants learn the most effective strategies and methods to succeed in the workplace and move into the intermediate level. Each training session facilitates evaluation, teaches new techniques and provides feedback. Like other Skillpoint Alliance programs, participants receive a mix of hands-on, classroom and project-based instruction to accommodate all learning styles. Learn more.

Youth Programs


The Velocity program provides high-school students with hands-on experience and exposure to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. Teams of students form a consulting company and work for an actual client on a real world problem. Velocity programs were created in 2001 as a direct response to industry and education leaders’ desire to see high school students gain relevant work experience and exposure to STEM career paths in their region. Learn more.

STEM Innovation Camps

STEM Innovation Camps spark interest in STEM careers through hands-on, project-based learning in robotics, solar design, making, 3D worlds and game design. Campers work in teams to search for solutions, tackle challenging STEM content, design their own creations and showcase their finished product. Learn more.

Central Texas FIRST Robotics Jr.FLL and FLL

Junior FIRST LEGO League aims to capture young children’s inherent curiosity and spark an initial interest in science and technology. Jr.FLL introduces basic design skills through a hands-on approach with the familiarity and fun of LEGO building. FIRST LEGO League engages students aged 9-14 in actual engineering challenges. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and learn to make positive contributions to society. Learn more.