Texas Skill Standards

(updated Jan. 2017)

The Texas Workforce Investment Council (Council), composed of 19 members representing business, labor, education, community-based organizations, and five state agency partners, has strategic planning and evaluation oversight of the Texas workforce development system. As of September 2015, with the abolishment of the Texas Skill Standards Board, the Council is also charged with the administration of a statewide system of skill standards for sub-baccalaureate occupations with strong employment and earnings opportunities.

The Council has recognized industry-defined and industry-endorsed skill standards in a variety of occupational areas. These skill standards may be integrated into community and technical college (CTC) curriculum to meet the workforce needs of business and industry.

To view or download all recognized skill standards, visit the Texas skill standards repository on the Texas skill standards website at www.tssb.org.

The Council will recognize CTC programs integrated with recognized skill standards, and promote these programs on the Texas skill standards website and when conducting outreach activities to employers and industry groups. View current recognized programs.

Follow the steps to apply for program recognition and download interactive application forms.

The Texas skill standards website has resources to help you integrate skill standards into your curriculum. View or download A User's Guide: Incorporating Skill Standards into Community and Technical College Curriculum. Contact Council staff to schedule a skill standards usage workshop at your college that walks you through a step-by-step process to integrate skill standards into your curriculum.

Other related skill standards information for community and technical colleges is available on the community and technical colleges section of the Texas skill standards website.

Learn more about the Texas Workforce Investment Council and the Texas skill standards system.

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