Workforce Solutions round table in Humble to discuss preparing regional workforce for the 'future of work'

By: Timothy Lankford
| Published 09/10/2019


HOUSTON, TX -- Structural changes in education, continued industrial diversification, and a commitment to constant skills development will enhance the region’s future competitiveness according to a new report released by the Gulf Coast Workforce Board. The sixth edition of the regional Workforce Report Card compares the Gulf Coast to eight similarly situated metropolitan areas to gauge performance in six key indicators: Macro economy & industry dynamics, labor force composition, educational achievement & investment, quality of life, and income, wealth & poverty.

The report states that the region has seen improvement on several indicators since 2015, despite economic challenges caused by a downturn in the price of oil. Among the improvements: better educational achievement and investment, higher median incomes, and a decline in the number of families living in poverty.

“We’re on the right track,” said Gulf Coast Workforce Board Chair Mark Guthrie. “To maintain a long-term competitive edge, however, we need to focus on building a workforce nimble enough to leverage disruptions caused by continuing advances in technology, employer-driven talent development strategies aimed at adapting to a rapidly changing workplace, and building on our region’s existing strengths to diversify our industry base.”

Thursday in Humble, the Gulf Coast Workforce Board hosts the fourth in its series of roundtable discussions with community, business, and education leaders around the region to gather feedback and suggestions on ways to implement the report card’s recommendations.

A digital copy of the Workforce Report Card can be found at

WHAT: 2019 Workforce Report Card presentation & stakeholder roundtable

WHEN: Thursday, September 12, 2019

10:00 – 11:30 am

WHERE: Workforce Solutions - Humble

9668 FM 1960 Bypass W

Humble, TX 77338

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