Texas Tri-Agency Partners Announce “Texas Internship Challenge” to Increase Student Internship Opportunities

Texas Workforce Commission

TWCTEA and THECB Partner with Texas Industries to Help Connect Employers and Students

AUSTIN ⎯ Texas’ Tri-Agency partners today announced the “Texas Internship Challenge,” a new statewide campaign to increase and promote internships for students in Texas. Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Andres Alcantar, Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath, Texas Commissioner of Higher Education Raymund Paredes, TWC Employer Commissioner Ruth Hughs and TWC Labor Commissioner Julian Alvarez were joined by executives from Lockheed Martin, Accenture, Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Texas and Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance, among other industry and education leaders to unveil www.TXInternshipChallenge.com, a website where employers can post positions and students can apply for them.

“We are committed to working in partnership to increase the number of high school and college internships in high-demand industry clusters and occupations that provide students with marketable skills, strong work habits, and college credit where possible.” said Chairman Alcantar. “I challenge Texas employers to join the Texas Internship Challenge and help the future Texas workforce understand the broad range of opportunities available to them in the Texas economy.”

The Texas Internship Challenge is a joint partnership between the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), who are promoting the challenge for industry and employer partners to offer paid internships; universities and colleges to promote the campaign and grant academic credit for internship opportunities; and to students to apply for and accept these internships.

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