Colleges and Programs

Texas CREWS (Consumer Resource for Education and Workforce Statistics) – Parents and students are offered an interactive dashboard with tools that provide comparative information about Texas public 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions.

Generation Texas (GenTX) – High school students, are you trying to find your voice? Do you feel as though you know that education beyond high school can lead to a better future but feel alone? This organization brings students, like yourself, from across the state together to connect and clarify the steps you can take on the path to college and career education.

EdD Programs – If you are considering an advanced degree in education, you may want to check out this website for degree programs and doctoral funding opportunities.

College Scholarships, Texas – The ‘Quick Navigation’ feature on this website will help you find financial aid and scholarship information.

College for all Texans – Student, military, adult learner….make a click and find an abundance of information and tools relative to exploring and planning your college experience.

Texas Summer Transportation Institute Program – The primary objective of this program is to bring awareness to middle and high schools students about transportation careers.

Texas College Grants Database – If you are a returning to college student, many options available for funding your higher education are provided on this website. Grants and scholarships are listed for you to research and consider.

Most Affordable Colleges in Texas – If you are concerned about transfer credit to a Texas institute of higher learning, or if you need guidance on locating a college that is affordable to you, or maybe you are just perusing the grant and scholarship options for the state…..this site is a great resource.

Teacher Certification Degrees, Texas – If it’s your desire to become a teacher in the state of Texas, there are many paths to certification. The various certification processes are outlined for you on this website.

Apply Texas – ‘One stop shopping’ when it comes to submitting your application to numerous higher education institutions across the state of Texas.

Texas Construction Career Academy – This training institute provides talent development and assistance to increase the hiring and retention of women, minorities and disadvantaged individuals in Texas’ growing highway construction industry.

Healthcare Pathways, Texas – WOW! This is a wonderful website for information on the healthcare industry in Texas relative to schools (long list here with offerings at each), education requirements for specific healthcare jobs, career and employer information. Definitely worth a look if you want to work in the healthcare industry or if you are currently in a career but want to maximize your potential or expand your expertise and skillset.

 

Job Seekers and Career

TASA, Job List (Texas Association of School Administrators) – The long list of open positions in education across the state of Texas is not just for school administrators. Might be worth your time, if you are seeking employment in the education sector, to perform a search and see if there are jobs that are right for you.

Texas Government Jobs – Here’s a handy listing of government job openings by county, city, public utilities and other categories.

Texas Film Commission – If you are looking for resources that serve the film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects and video gaming, this state government website will provide you support for your next project in Texas. Experienced industry professionals connect you with locations, workforce and support services. Employment and internships are can be viewed via the Job Hotline.

iHireConstruction, Texas – Very simply, you want a job in construction in the state of Texas? Look no further than this search tool.

Texas Estimates (State Occupational Employment and Wage Information) – Estimates on employment and wages for the state of Texas by job category are available on this webpage of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics site. A great resource to review, perhaps, before you make that commitment to embarking on your career or even before a career educational program is undertaken.

Texas Parks and Wildlife, Jobs and Careers – TPW provides outdoor recreational opportunities, managing and protecting fish and wildlife habitat, and manages parklands and historic areas. Visit their jobs webpage and see the hundreds of job opportunities in many various career sectors across the huge state of Texas.

 

Leadership and Development

Texas Technology Consortium – This organization’s membership is open to companies, nonprofit groups, institutions and individuals as technology is integral to every organization regardless of size or function. The aim is to ensure a robust and efficient business environment for technology-driven firms across the state of Texas.

Texas Rural Health Information Hub – If you want the latest information on current healthcare situations or perhaps, just update yourself on trends and articles of the profession, this webpage on the RHI Hub is a super resource.

Manufacture Texas – This organization aims to promote and protect a pro-growth business environment that ensures a strong manufacturing sector and a competitive Texas. It works to achieve this through education, information, policy and media with timely perspectives on current issues impacting the industry.

CASETA (Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art) – The mission of this organization is to promote the preservation, study and appreciation of Texas visual arts and its history. There is an abundance of in depth material and content relative to research, projects and symposiums. For the student, educator, individual and institution, this organization’s website is a great source of information on Texas history and visual arts.

Texas Health Organizations – If it’s a convenient, long list of organizations and affiliations in the healthcare industry across Texas is what you need, look here!

Texas Dance Educators Association – TDEA provides opportunities for advancement of dance education throughout the state of Texas through conventions, workshops and online resources to its members. Membership consists of dance instructors from public/private schools, studios, collegiate students and other individuals dedicated to supporting dance education.

 

Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

Texas Economic Development, Start a Business – Is your idea for a business venture one of advanced industry? The state of Texas may be a great place for your unique idea as advanced manufacturing, aerospace, aviation, biotech, life sciences, energy and information technology are the specific infrastructure strengths in business opportunities. This state government website provides a guide to launching your great venture idea.

Texas Office of SBA – This website has an abundance of good and necessary information for the small business owner. Additional helpful information on topics such as licensing, trade name registration, permits and zoning ordinances.

How to Start a Business in Texas – WOW! This site is a super resource for instructions and guidance on your business venture startup.

Starting Your Business in Texas – If you are a ‘step-by-step’ person, then this website on how to start your Texas business in 7 steps will be a great resource for you. Behind each step is further information and guidance that is clear and concise without being overwhelming.

BusinessNameUSA – When this site says ‘One Stop Business Registration’ they mean it!! No matter what state, what type of business you are starting up or adding on to, licenses, permits, tax ID’s needed, you will be walked step-by-step through the process AND get a fee schedule so you know your due diligence start-up costs – at least from an administrative standpoint.

Texas Small Business Grants – State funding agencies, categories and the application itself can be found here.

 

Veterans

Texas Veterans Commission – Many of the services needed by our country’s well-deserved veterans can be found here. Compensation claims, counsel on employment, educational programs, medical care entitlement, nursing home assistance, and other related activities and resources for veterans are available.

Texas Department of Veterans Affairs – On this site, veterans will find an abundance of information on centers, facilities, programs, benefits, and much much more. A super resource for our nation’s heroes.

The American Legion – Texas – Here is a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, financial assistance, and more.

Texas Veterans Leadership Program – This program’s mission is to connect returning veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan with the resources and tools they may need to lead productive lives and enjoy the benefits of the society they have so honorably served.