Progress To Date
Focus Area 7.0: Workforce and Talent
7. Workforce and Talent
7.1 Connect and enhance Pearland’s talent pipeline through a collaborative approach
In May 2021, the PEDC Board approved an agreement to develop a workforce strategy for the community. The strategy, approved by the Pearland Prosperity Implementation Committee and PEDC Board of Directors in late 2021, addresses workforce skills gaps, career planning and work-based learning opportunities, diversity and inclusion, and development of young professionals. PEDC hired a workforce director to oversee implementation of the plan in April 2022..
The Pearland Chamber of Commerce is conducting monthly Workforce Development meetings with local school districts, community colleges, UHCL – Pearland and Pearland businesses.
7.2 Leverage Pearland’s special diversity and promote a culture of inclusion in Pearland
7.3 Engage Pearland’s young professionals and emerging leaders
Future Initiative – as part of the Workforce Strategy, a guide has been developed to assist in the creation of a young and emerging leaders program.