As the demand for a qualified workforce increases, we need more up-skilled talent with industry certificates and postsecondary degrees to power our economy.

On Tuesday, November 10th we were joined by business, education, and community leaders to recognize regional progress on developing future talent across public and higher education. We also featured ways to align all levels of education and workforce needs to improve student preparation for college and for the 21st century workplace.

In this program, we explored the ways we can shrink opportunity gaps, deepen our regional talent pool to help power companies’ growth, and build a more inclusive economy.


Program recording




Featured speakers

Keynote interview




2020 Business Champion Award Recipients
  • Austin Board of Realtors

    Nominated by Austin ISD

  • Miiller's Meat Market and Smokehouse

    Nominated by Llano ISD

  • Pfluger Architects

    Nominated by Pflugerville ISD

  • Samsung Austin Semiconductor

    Nominated by Manor ISD

  • San Marcos Toyota

    Nominated by San Marcos CISD

  • Seguin Chamber of Commerce

    Nominated by Seguin ISD

  • Shop LC

    Nominated by Round Rock ISD

  • SportClips

    Nominated by Georgetown ISD

  • St David’s HealthCare

    Nominated by Leander ISD




Thank you to our sponsors
  • Microsoft
  • Texas Disposal Systems

  • Texas Mutual Insurance Company
  • Wells Fargo Bank


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