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Three Years After Launch, Has Upskill Houston Helped Strengthen The Workforce?

The workforce development initiative aims to close the skills gap for professions that require less than a bachelor’s degree.

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Peter Beard, senior vice president of regional workforce development at the GHP, says UpSkill Houston has helped boost enrollment in middle skill training courses.

Three years ago, the Greater Houston Partnership launched UpSkill Houston, a workforce development initiative aimed at increasing the number of middle-skilled workers.

So what has the program achieved at this point?

To find out, we sat down with Peter Beard, senior vice president of regional workforce development at the GHP.

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