Workforce Training

Career Tech classroom

Kyle ED is focused on working alongside our local businesses and school district to help provide new and existing businesses with the workforce they need and our residents with high-paying, quality jobs right here in Kyle. 

Hays ISD CTE, Preparation for the 21st Century Jobs

The Hays CISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) department provides a wide range of courses, with 20 different CTE programs from healthcare and veterinary to first-responder and automotive technology, to provide students with the skills needed to enter today’s workforce and succeed in our high-demand, high-skilled 21st-century working environment. These CTE programs give students the opportunity to explore various career options and provide continuing education with enhanced earning potential. Students can begin exploring careers while in middle school, allowing them to make career decisions earlier and find their passion.   

Hays CISD works to better align the education pipeline with the workforce pipeline. CTE curriculum is based on industry standards and grants students the ability to earn state and national industry standard certifications and licensure and develop skills to gain entry-level employment in a high-skill, high-wage job.
Hays CISD Vision

Many of the CTE courses are articulated with Austin Community College, allowing students to earn college credits while in high school at no cost to the student.

Austin Community College - Hays Campus

The ACC Hays campus is home to the college’s only First Responder Training Center and offers state-of-the-art training for criminal justice and emergency medical service programs. Featuring an emergency vehicle operations track and a 50-yard tactical indoor firing range, ACC Hays Campus is the ideal place to pursue a career in law enforcement or emergency management. ACC's investment in this facility ensures a pipeline of skilled first responders throughout the region for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

CTE Advisory Committee

Hays CISD receives input from our local business community through the CTE Advisory Committee. The committee is composed of employers and community representatives who meet throughout the year to conduct a needs assessment on CTE programs and advise the CTE Department on the design, development, operation, evaluation, and revisions of CTE programs in order to better prepare students for the workforce.

Workforce Solutions

Workforce Solutions is a community partnership that provides no cost recruitment, employment, and information services to businesses and job seekers in the nine-county Rural Capital Area. Services include veteran services, labor market information, job search and resume support, job fairs, and education and training information.

Gary Job Corps Center

Job Corps provides free career training and education for 16- through 24-year-olds. Students gain the experience needed to begin a career or apprenticeship, advance to higher education, or join the military. From health care to IT, to construction, Job Corps offers hands-on, in-person career technical training in 10 high-growth industries.