Working with our regional partners, we serve our business community and our local students who will become the workers of tomorrow.
The priorities of students and the business community are directly aligned: Improving educational outcomes for local students creates better career options for them—and a sustainable, highly-trained workforce for Dallas area businesses in the future.
We are leading the effort to “educate for employment” by providing quality and access to our local education system, from early childhood years through post-secondary attainment. By giving graduates and workers the chance to pick their paths to find a good job, build a life, and establish their own roots, we’re building a stronger tomorrow for all individuals and families living in the Dallas Region.
Working with our members and regional partners, we will establish a comprehensive legislative agenda to affect positive change at the local, regional, and state levels in education reform and workforce training to better prepare today’s students and workers for the jobs of tomorrow.
Our top priorities to improve the Talent Pipeline are:
Our Talent Council provides oversight and feedback to the DRC on matters relating to education (from Pre-K through 12th grade for public education, higher education, and workforce issues) that influence education for employments, equity and access, and talent attraction for the Dallas Region. The council will focus on priorities and advocacy important to business that improve and enhance educational outcomes and the quality and availability of the current and future workforce.
Our Talent Pipeline Policy Task Force develops and advocates for the DRC’s federal, state, and local legislative priorities relating to the development of our Talent Pipeline. It focuses on improving the access and quality of education, education to employment, and talent in the region to ensure students graduate with the skills they need to success and the business community has direct access to a talented and skilled workforce.
Competent, skilled talent is our present and our future.Explore More
Giving children in our region access to a quality education will enhance, support, and grow the state’s economic competitiveness.Explore More
Higher Education provides endless opportunities for the people of Dallas to expand their knowledge and prepare for the future.Explore More
An educated workforce helps drive economic prosperity. We work through the education system – even all the way down to PreK – to meet those needs.Explore More
Understanding options after high school graduation can be overwhelming, but through the DRC’s and United Way of Metropolitan Dallas’ two-week Future Focus Camp, current sophomores and juniors can gain the skills they need to succeed after high school.Explore More
By participating in Principal For A Day, you can make an impact on the business community through our schools.Explore More
Pick Your Path helps students and parents understand the Texas Foundation High School Program and the Endorsement options, as well as the choices and responsibilities students have.Explore More
Follow Your Pipeline is a unique and creative collateral piece to guide students in planning their education and career pathway as they pursue STEAM―Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math―careers.Explore More
At DRC education-focused events, you can get a firsthand look at and get involved in initiatives to ensure that education is meeting the needs of the workforce.Explore More
This is your stop for the the latest news about the DRC’s education initiatives.Explore More
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