April 25 is 60x30TX Day in Northeast Texas!

We’re all in this together.

April 25, 2017 is 60x30TX Day in Northeast Texas. Let’s blanket our communiy with the message that higher education is important! Showing your support is easy. Here’s how you can get involved.

– Snap a photo of your family or coworkers with a 60x30TX foldout banner, submit it here, and share on social media using the hashtag #60x30NETX. Need a banner? Come by the TC library from 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday!
– Talk to your family, friends and coworkers about the importance of earning a college degree or certificate.
– Help a young person make a plan for college – it’s never too early to start planning!
– Post about the importance of earning a college degree or certificate on social media using the hashtag #60x30NETX. Tag your local higher education institutions so they can share, too!

If you can’t come by TC to get a banner on Tuesday, let us know! Submit an interest form to let us know how you’re willing to participate.

Why is this so important?

By the year 2030, 60% of Texans ages 25-34 must have a college credential in order for our state to have the trained workers it needs to keep our economy strong. And by college credential, we mean anything from a one-semester technical certificate to a Ph.D. (and everything in between). You can learn more about the Texas higher education strategic plan at 60x30TX.com.

60x30TX depends on all of us. Let’s start the conversation in Northeast Texas. On April 25, we’re asking businesses, schools and individuals to show that they’re committed to helping our region develop a college-going culture. Whether you choose to post a positive message on social media or host a signing event, every bit counts! To learn how you or your school/business can get involved, go to www.60x30NETX.com.

In the meantime, check that you’re attending this event and invite all of your friends and colleagues. Let’s show the state that Northeast Texas is 100% committed to reaching 60x30TX!

Texarkana College’s Phi Theta Kappa students show their support

At the 60x30NETX Kickoff Luncheon, Texarkana College’s Phi Theta Kappa and Honors College students were able to speak with featured speaker Andres Alcantar, Chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission, about the importance of higher education for the future of the state’s workforce.

Thanks to these students for volunteering to serve and greet guests at the regional kickoff luncheon!