Our second annual Postsecondary Pathways Conference is back and better than ever. This year we’re bringing you more training programs and an improved virtual experience to connect you with postsecondary opportunities across Greater Houston.

As an organization that works extensively with youth, educators, career education programs and fellow nonprofits, we are proud to present this year’s virtual Postsecondary Pathways Conference. Don’t miss this free opportunity to discover and engage with low-cost Houston area training programs youth can pursue after high school.

who

Houston career training organizations will share program and enrollment information with youth-serving Counselors/Guides and Students 16-24 to learn about low-cost postsecondary trainings.

why

To help Counselors/Guides and Students learn about application, enrollment, and post-program services while live networking with postsecondary training program representatives.

when

October 21st, 2021 from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM.
This is a come & go event. Attendees are welcome to join and live-chat with postsecondary training program representatives as their schedule allows.

where

This half-day conference will be fully virtual, allowing attendees and career education programs the opportunity to connect and network live across the Greater Houston area.

Reserve your spot at this year's Postsecondary Pathways Conference

Connect with Postsecondary Training Opportunities in the Greater Houston area

Together we can help Houston area youth succeed in an uncertain economy.

Postsecondary Pathways Conference Attendees Will Gain:

  • A FREE event to discover local, affordable training programs in a variety of career areas
  • An opportunity to connect with Houston’s vast network of postsecondary programs
  • A chance to chat directly with training program representatives and get your questions answered live
  • Access to our new Brazen conference platform to interact with programs like never before

The Postsecondary Pathways Conference is Back and Better Than Ever

We got such great feedback from last year’s event, and our team was committed to making this year’s conference more accessible and more user friendly to ensure all attendees can make the most of their time. Here are two major changes we’ve implemented this year:

Open to Youth 16-24 in Houston

This year we’ve added new attendee audiences – high school seniors, opportunity youth and recent high school graduates! Now youth across Greater Houston can learn about local, low-cost training opportunities.   

Not Just Another Zoom Call

Are you Zoomed out? We are too! This year we’ve switched platforms to provide attendees the opportunity to interact live with training program representatives.

“BridgeYear is a valued partner. I know I can count on them to build relationships with community organizations, employers and training programs that will help my students. BridgeYear is a one-stop resource for me on all vocational training programs in Houston. They do the legwork and make my job easier.”
laura dew
College Access Coordinator at Westbury High School
2020 Postsecondary Pathways Attendee

Participating Programs Include

We got such great feedback from last year’s event, and our team was committed to making this year’s conference more accessible and more user friendly to ensure all attendees can make the most of their time. Here are two major changes we’ve implemented this year:

Frequently Asked Questions

BridgeYear is a nonprofit organization founded to address the gap between high school and what’s next. We specifically work with students from underserved communities who might not have a plan after high school to introduce them to high-growth, high-demand career opportunities that pay living wages and above.

All you need is:

  • A webcam-equipped computer
  • Internet connection and web browser (for the best viewing experience, we recommend you use a supported internet browser like Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari)

At the event, you’ll be able to visit different booths and ask questions directly to postsecondary training program representatives via text chat or video chat.

Register for the event here. You’ll receive a link via email to access the event platform.

Yes! BridgeYear welcomes all high school counselors and youth-serving professionals.

Yes! This year, BridgeYear welcomes all high school seniors and recent high school graduates in the Houston area. 

Yes! All Table Talks will be available to attendees post-event. Be sure to register so we can send these recording straight to your inbox!

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