Education and Workforce Development

In today’s globally integrated, innovation-driven, knowledge-based economy, access to a highly educated, skilled, and trained workforce is vital to a region’s competitiveness. Aligning our educational and publicly funded workforce development systems with business and industry demand is critical to our success. The Arlington Chamber of Commerce’ is focused on implementing quality, employer driven workforce development initiatives and partnerships that support academic achievement, educational attainment, and curriculum alignment. Collaboration between the Chamber, local colleges, universities, independent school districts, and workforce development boards, in alignment with business and industry demands, provides education and training programs to develop the workforce of the 21st century. Key partners and initiatives include the following:


National Initiatives


American Recovery & Reinvestment Act

Regional/Local Initiatives


Regional Workforce Leadership Council

Champion Education

State of the District Luncheon

Industry Academic Partnerships


AT&T Aspire High School Success grant

Tarrant County College

UT Arlington

Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County