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Local educators discuss future of education

Posted: 3:36 PM, Oct 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-15 19:02:19-04

On Monday afternoon, city officials and local educators discussed the future of education in the Coastal Bend.

By 2030, members hope 60 percent of the Corpus Christi population attains a post-secondary certificate or degree.

In October 2017, committee members put a plan in place in hopes of reaching that goal. Committee members hope to improve preparation and training for students so they can, one day, land a career in the healthcare or petrochemical industry.

Committee members would also like to improve group efforts between partners and organizations in education, business and industry. This will help align student’s skills with the workforce’s needs.

Lastly, the committee also hopes to use data to make important decisions when it comes to the future of local education.

“With these new industries coming, they’re looking and they’re saying we can’t fill the jobs that these industries are going to be providing,” Mayor Joe McComb said.

“Right now, we’re trying to get young people interested in those jobs and then help them find the training opportunities for those jobs,” Ken Trevino said, the CEO for Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend.

Currently, there are about 4,000 unfulfilled jobs in the Coastal Bend Region. For more information on job openings, visit  Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend .