On Tuesday, April 28, Gilbert Zavala, Vice President Education & Talent Development for the Austin Chamber, spoke in the SXSW EDU Make it Movement panel, along with Alex Chandler and Susan Dawson of E3 Alliance, Roy Spence of GSD&M, and Austin Mayor Steve Adler.
The Make It Movement believes that you don't have to wait four years to start making a good living and a great life. Community colleges, training programs, apprenticeships, and thousands of skilled career jobs are available all across Texas right now.
As Gilbert explained,
"The impact that COVID-19 has had on our economy at the local, state, and national level means that it's more important than ever to develop our own homegrown talent and connect people with opportunities."
By partnering with the Make It Movement, along with our many other education and talent initiatives, the Austin Chamber helps people gain the skills they need to be successful and help businesses connect to talent.
K-12 & college ready initiatives
We invest in our high school students to help prepare them for success in college, careers, or the military.Learn more about the Chamber's education efforts
Talent attraction & labor market trends
We work hard to keep Austin working through employer engagement and talent development projects.Learn more about the Chamber's talent efforts