Includes interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas that are valued by employers, and are primary or complementary to a major

Help students identify their marketable skills and communicate them to employers

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Students need to be aware of the marketable skills affiliated with their programs. Having a substantial portion of Texas completers who remain in the state and are employed or who are pursuing additional education after completing a credential is important for the state’s future. In 2013, 77.1 percent of Texas postsecondary graduates were working within a year of receiving their award or enrolled in additional education.

To ensure improvement throughout the plan years, Texas set statewide benchmarks of 80 percent for 2020, 2025 and 2030.


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