Workforce and Professional


Construction Workers

With an expected $54 billion in industry expansions in the coming years, a qualified workforce is a must for our area.

Workforce and Professional Development organizations in Beaumont and beyond work tirelessly to provide our industry with a skilled workforce pipeline.

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Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT):

  • LIT is a two-year public college that supports Beaumont’s need to keep up with the constant workforce demands of the area’s industry. Around 3,000 students are enrolled in more than 50 degree and certificate programs in fields including healthcare, energy, technology, and healthcare. LIT provides customized non-credit education and training programs for a variety of industries. In 2018, LIT was ranked the best community college in Texas by Niche.  

Lamar University

  • Lamar University is a four-year college and member of the Texas State University System. Lamar has nearly doubled enrolled in the past ten years. Graduates from the nursing, education, engineering, and business colleges provide a pipeline of competitive workforce to the area’s growing industries. Lamar University also recently inaugurated the Center for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship (CICE), which acts as a channel for interaction between Lamar University and the industry. The university has been ranked as a best value school for students pursuing engineering as a major by PayScale’s 2017 College Return on Investment report


SETX Young Professionals

  • SETX YPO is an organization of young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40, living in Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties, interested in making a difference in their community and networking with other young professionals with similar interests.


Texas Workforce Solutions​

  • The Texas Workforce Solutions helps businesses stay productive through a range of services that match employers with qualified job candidates, train
    incumbent workers, and provide information to help businesses with employment issues.

Associated Builders and Contractors

  • With 21,000 plus members throughout the nation, ABC provides the strength in numbers to be heard on issues affecting the construction industry. ABC is the only construction trade group that represents the entire construction team: general contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers, and industry professional


Industry Safety Training Council​

  • The Industrial Safety Training Council is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit training and education organization located in Southeast Texas. With a location in Baytown, Texas and Corporate offices in Nederland, Texas, (just south of Beaumont, Texas) ISTC delivers safety training and site-specific job safety orientations to contractors, as well as the employees of 76 local Refining and Chemical plants.

Leadership Development

  • The leaders of tomorrow are critical to our region’s future success and economic growth. The Leadership Beaumont Program identifies mid-level executives with strong leadership potential, providing them with opportunities to engage in the region’s business and civic communities, and acquire skills to lead organizations into the next decade and beyond.