CEnter for employability outcomes

Advancing prosperity through a shared understanding of skills

Applied research and development to ensure a skilled workforce for Texas.

A nonprofit division of TSTC

What We Do

Center for Employability Outcomes

The Center for Employability Outcomes (C4EO) at Texas State Technical College is a research, development and commercialization division focused on optimizing student employability.

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Our Mission

C4EO is on a mission to advance prosperity and drive positive economic impact for Texans and Americans through the research, development, and deployment of innovative data-driven initiatives and applications

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C4EO in Action

SkillsEngine Initiative

Applying C4EO research and principles to solve lingering skill gaps in curriculum.

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Data Analytics

Quickly translate text into high quality skills data for any application using the new SkillsEngine’s suite of APIs.

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What We Do

Building the Shared Skills Language Library

The Competency Library is a continuously updated database of descriptive statements about what workers need to know and be able to do in their jobs.



Automating Analysis via Natural Language Processing

The promise of Natural Language Processing (NLP) is automated analysis based on the programmatic ability to mine competency statements from unstructured text.



Why Texas

10thlargest economy in the world

largest US state by population

8.6%of total US GDP

3 of 10largest US cities by population US state workforce

49Fortune 500 headquarters

14MTexas civilian workforce

largest US state workforce

of total US manufacturing

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