We're a place where you can learn about the many well-paid, rewarding careers in your area.
No four-year degree required!
Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or are looking for a change, choosing a career can be intimidating. It’s a big decision that depends on many factors. The process begins with self-evaluation—considering your needs, goals, personality, and interests.
The good news is that there are many paths to good-paying careers that offer stability, opportunities for growth, and a great quality of life—careers with prominent Coastal Bend companies. And, success does not require a four-year college degree.
Throughout the Coastal Bend, thousands of openings exist in twelve industry sectors experiencing steady expansion and widely considered drivers of the regional economy. Many of these employers offer work-based learning through apprenticeship programs. Others are looking for candidates with two-year technical degrees and often will pay for required courses. These careers are lucrative, in-demand, and provide a great quality of life, after only two years or less of education or training.
Through UpSkill Coastal Bend, you can learn more about these careers, their average annual earnings, and their educational or training requirements. Plus, you can trace the pathways to these opportunities from high school, community college, or an existing job.
An informed decision about post-secondary education or training can lead to a better career path, higher wages, and greater personal and professional satisfaction. So, check out our website and the resources it offers. Talk to your teachers, counselors, professors, and friends. Then make your move!