Although Round Rock is experiencing an unprecedented level of economic vitality, the chamber, as well as the entire business community, need remain vigilant in ensuring that it maintains this positive environment long into the future. As such, one of the most, if not the most, critical component is to make sure that a fertile and skilled workforce is readily available. The issue brief highlights the fact that apprenticeships should be a significant aspect of that commitment.
The issue brief identifies three recommendations designed to cultivate a more robust regional workforce that is composed of more apprenticeship opportunities. The three recommendations are to:
- Develop a regional apprenticeship coalition
- Develop a series of registered apprenticeships
- Develop a series of non-registered apprenticeships
The recommendations outlined in the research create a framework to address Round Rock’s workforce shortage.