Trellis Foundation Summit
Texas Summit on Postsecondary Access, Affordability & Attainment
Please join us for the Texas Summit on Postsecondary Access, Affordability, and Attainment on March 23, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Texas Capitol Auditorium.
The Summit’s invited guests include K-12 and higher education leaders, along with national, state, and local funders. Together we’re exploring the challenges, opportunities, and urgency of meeting the goals of the state’s strategic plan for higher education.
The central goal of 60x30TX is that 60% of adults in Texas will have a postsecondary credential or degree by 2030. The plan posits that increasing educational attainment is the key to ensuring economic prosperity – for individuals as well as communities and regions – across the state. The plan explicitly calls out “marketable skills” and “manageable debt” as indicators to be measured.
This challenge drives the work of the Trellis Foundation, recently established by Trellis Company (formerly TG). To that end, the Foundation is hosting this Summit to help inform and cultivate collaborative efforts that ultimately help learners achieve their full potential.
By participating in the Summit, attendees will gain perspective on:
- How the state’s economic drivers and educational outcomes interact and influence each other
- The successes and challenges of the current collaboration between K-12, higher education, and workforce
- How the higher education sector is reimagining and redefining student success
- What role philanthropy is playing in supporting student success and how that role is evolving
Please note that attendance at the Summit is by invitation only. If you are unable to attend but would like to send a representative in your place, please indicate this below in the box for special accommodations.