Houston Independent School District unveiled a $4 million proposal aimed at helping secondary students land jobs in the refining and global transportation industries, which are experiencing growth in the city, according to a recent Houston Chronicle article.
HISD plans to launch “intensive career training programs” at five high schools next year. Those programs would put students on a path to earn an industry certification in a trade and an associate’s degree from Houston Community College.
“Nationally there’s a lot of talk about college and career readiness, but college is what’s emphasized,” said Alisha Hyslop, an assistant director at the Association for Career and Technical Education, in the article. “This effort really seems to blend both in a seamless manner.”
Erin Uy, Communications and Marketing Manager