WHAT IS THE TEXAS REGIONAL PATHWAYS NETWORK?
The Texas Regional Pathways Network (TRPN) builds regional talent pipelines that spur economic growth across the state and ensure that all Texans have the skills and credentials needed for economic advancement. The TRPN brings together state and regional leaders to build strong educational and career pathways that prepare Texans for careers in high-wage, in-demand industries. Leaders engaged in the TRPN represent multiple sectors, including K–12 education, postsecondary education, workforce and economic development, business and industry, government, and nonprofit and community-based organizations.
Launched in 2019, the TRPN supports Governor Abbott’s Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative, through which the Texas Education Agency, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, and Texas Workforce Commission are working collaboratively to increase economic prosperity in Texas by linking education and industry.
The Texas Regional Pathways Network currently includes two initiatives: Tri-Agency Regional Convener grantees funded by funds through House Bill 1525 and Regional Pathway Teams funded by federal Perkins CTE Reserve funds. Tri-Agency Regional Convener grantees are focused on developing regional pathways infrastructure and have goals to create systems that support scalable and sustainable pathways aligned with industry demand. These organizations are working towards being designated as the Regional Convener for their workforce development area. The Regional Pathway Teams are focused on implementing pathways aligned to a specific targeted industry and developing goals around student outcomes.
WHAT DOES THE TRPN DO?
WHO LEADS THE TRPN?
Support efficient and flexible pathways to earning degrees, certificates, and other credentials linked to high-wage, in-demand jobs.
Ensure students receive the supports necessary to succeed at all stages of their educations and in their transitions to the workforce.