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Texas Community Colleges: The Indispensable Workforce Institutions Building a Talent-Strong Texas

Dallas and virtual

This hybrid event hosted by the Business Leaders Advancing Skills in Texas (BLAST) coalition focuses on the pivotal role community colleges play in local and statewide workforce development, in association with the release of a new report, “All Eyes on Texas: Community Colleges Focus on Preparing for the Workforce of Tomorrow.” Discussion panels and speakers will highlight the strength of employer-community college partnerships. Texas Commissioner of Higher Education Harrison Keller and Woody Hunt, chair of the Texas Commission on Community College Finance, will share policy perspectives.

Business and industry leaders, education partners, policymakers and local business chambers are encouraged to attend in person at the Dallas Fed or virtually.


  • January 24, 2023
    11:30 a.m. –1:30 p.m. CT
    Networking luncheon in Dallas begins at 11 a.m.


  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
    2200 N. Pearl St.
    Dallas, TX 75201


About the BLAST Coalition

The BLAST Coalition engages business leaders across Texas to deepen their involvement with local community and technical colleges and create skills-based programs to help the state build opportunity, stay competitive and maintain economic growth that benefits all Texans. Coalition members include the Austin Chamber, Dallas Regional Chamber, Greater Houston Partnership, San Antonio Chamber, Texas Association of Business, WorkingNation, Opportunity America and the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.