Texas Education Code

Sec. § 29.189
Inventory of Credentials and Certificates


In this section:


“Commission” means the Texas Workforce Commission.


“Coordinating board” means the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


The agency, the coordinating board, and the commission shall jointly develop and post on their respective Internet websites an inventory of industry-recognized credentials and certificates that may be earned by a public high school student through a career and technology education program and that:


are aligned to state and regional workforce needs; and


serve as an entry point to middle- and high-wage jobs.


The inventory must include for each credential or certificate:


the associated career cluster;


the awarding entity;


the level of education required and any additional requirements for the credential or certificate;


any fees for obtaining the credential or certificate; and


the average wage or salary for jobs that require or prefer the credential or certificate.


Each year, the agency, the coordinating board, and the commission jointly shall:


review and, if necessary, update the inventory; and


provide a copy of the inventory to each school district and public institution of higher education that offers a career and technology education program to public high school students.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 494 (H.B. 2729), Sec. 1, eff. June 9, 2017.

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