Established in 2015, the Texas Pathways to Prosperity network (TxPtP) is a partnership of agencies and organizations that seeks to ensure that more youth complete high school and attain college degrees or credentials for high-demand occupations throughout the state of Texas. TxPtP includes key stakeholders from education, business and government with a long-term goal of creating rigorous, relevant and engaging career pathways for grades 9-14, including middle school, high school, and postsecondary pathways towards associate degrees, certifications, and bachelor degrees. The approach relies on five key factors:

  • Rigorous academic and career 9-14 pathways
  • Early, sustained career information and advising
  • Engaged employers
  • Intermediaries
  • Committed state leaders and favorable policy environment

The TxPtP leverages best-in-class technical assistance from Educate Texas and other network partners that support our network of agencies and organizations. It is also a part of the national Pathways to Prosperity network, a collaborative initiative of Jobs for the Future and the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Key technical assistance partners include:

  • Texas Education Agency Foundation High School Program
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Programs/Fields of Study
  • Texas Education-Workforce Initiative
  • Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006
  • Department of Labor Career Pathways Toolkit
  • Texas Workforce Comission Jobs and Education Training program
  • Texas Workforce Commission Skill Development Fund
  • University of Texas, Texas OnCourse
  • State and Federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
  • Early College/Dual Enrollment programs
  • P-16 councils
  • Texas Association of Community Colleges Pathways Project
  • University of Texas Dana Center New Mathways Project
  • Educate Texas Regional STEM Accelerator
  • US Chamber of Commerce Talent Pipeline Management

Partner organizations at the state level include:

  • Greater Houston Partnership
  • TG
  • Lee College
  • Alief Independent School District
  • Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium
  • Dallas Regional Chamber
  • Texas Success Center
  • Texas Association of Community Colleges
  • Texas Regional STEM Degree Accelerator
  • Texas OnCourse
  • Texas Workforce Commission
  • New Mathways Project
  • Meroney Public Affairs
  • Career and Technical Association of Texas
  • Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Council on Regional Economic Expansion and Educational Development
  • Temple Foundation
  • Texas Business Leadership Council