The Workforce Development Division serves as a conduit between workforce development and education and companies in Fort Bend County to facilitate positive communication and economic growth.
Rachelle Kanak | Fort Bend Economic Development Corp.
Held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month between 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Presented by Frito Lay, the CTE Leadership Academy's mission is to bring together LCISD CTE Students (Manufacturing, Industrial, Construction & Engineering), high education institutions and local industry to build our future workforce in Fort Bend County. This 6-month program includes
- Tours of the University of Houston Sugar Land, Texas State Technical College, Houston Community College Advanced Manufacturing Center and Wharton County Junior College
- Tours at local manufacturing companies, large distribution centers - Frito Lay, Amazon, DollarTree, Ocusoft and the largest power plant in Texas
- Soft skills training - handshakes, professional dress, resume writing, mock interviews and more.
Manufacturing Day is an event designed to expand knowledge about and improve general public perception of manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to the US economy. Manufacturing Day is for students, parents, educators, customers, suppliers and the community at large.
Health & Wellness Day is an event showcasing our health and/or wellness businesses to local high students in the CTE Health Science pathways in an effort to build our future healthcare workforce. Healthcare focuses can include, but are not limited to: Dental, Patient Care, Pharmacy, Medical Assisting and General Health Science Pathway.
Technology Day is an event showcasing businesses in the Technology Industry to local high students in the CTE Technology pathways in an effort to build our future workforce. Areas of focus for Technology Day include, but are not limited to: Design & Multimedia, Digital Communications, Engineering, Cybersecurity, Programming & Software Development.
Help us empower today’s youth to be tomorrow’s entrepreneurs!
Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand.
The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow.
Each child that registers receives access to the Lemonade Day curriculum that teaches them lessons like creating budgets, setting profit-making goals, serving customers, repaying investors, and giving back to the community. Along the way, they acquire skills in goal-setting, problem solving, and gain self-esteem critical for future success. They keep all the money they make and are encouraged to spend some, save some and share some.