TEXO Foundation’s High School Outreach Committee focuses on creating pipelines within high schools via advisory councils, classroom presentations, construction awareness events, and educator resources & support to encourage careers in construction and skilled trades.

Committee Mission: Create a unified approach to recruiting skilled trade workers, laborers, and degreed professionals into the construction industry.

Current Committee Chair: Stephanie Long, JE Dunn

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Committee-Led Initiatives

Educators Conference

This annual educators’ is designed to connect CTE educators and administrators with construction industry representatives from DFW. The conference focuses on discussing industry standards, construction projects of the future, technology and innovation, and what the industry looks for in hiring future graduates. Typically, the event is kicked off with a jobsite tour of a TEXO member’s construction project.

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BID Expo

This experiential showcase is more than just your average career fair – it’s a comprehensive dive into the many diverse roads that lead to a fulfilling career in the high-rising construction industry. Whether you’re a general contractor, specialty contractor, industry service provider, university, or vocational school, vendors at BID Expo provide hands-on opportunities for students to learn about the incredible paths to a career in the DFW building community.

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Educator Resources

In order to achieve our mission to educate, recruit, train, and retain the next generation of construction professionals, TEXO Foundation is committed to providing educators resources to help instruct students in the concepts and skills necessary to enter the field of construction. From elementary to post-secondary education, TEXO Foundation has a wide range of tools and connections to industry available.

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Partner High Schools

Anna ISD

Castleberry ISD

Cedar Hill ISD

Celina High School (Celina ISD)

City Lab

Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center (Arlington ISD)

Denton ISD

Ennis ISD

Ferris ISD

Forney High School (Forney ISD)

Italy ISD

KCAL (Keller ISD)

Lake Highlands High School (Richardson ISD)

Lewisville Career Center East (Lewisville ISD)

Little Elm High School (Little Elm ISD)

MacArthur High School (Irving ISD)

Mansfield ISD

Melissa ISD

Mesquite ISD

Midlothian ISD

O.D. Wyatt High School (Fort Worth ISD)

Red Oak ISD

Richardson High School (Richardson ISD)

South Grand Prairie High School (Grand Prairie ISD)

Texas Can Academies

Uplift Charter School

Wilmer-Hutchins High School (Dallas ISD)

Wylie High School (Wylie ISD)

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