Our third annual Postsecondary Pathways Conference is back and better than ever! This year, we’re bringing you more training programs and will be hosting our first in-person experience to connect you with postsecondary opportunities across Greater Houston.

Postsecondary Pathways Conference

Ampersand, BridgeYear, Greater Houston Partnership, Ion, and UpSkill Houston are proud to present Houston’s 3rd Postsecondary Pathways Conference. Don’t miss this free opportunity to discover and engage with low-cost training programs across the Houston area.


All youth and adult serving career counselors, guides, advisors, and individuals working in postsecondary support are invited to attend Houston's 3rd Postsecondary Pathways Conference.


To engage and educate the Houston community in understanding the regional economy, labor market trends, existing and emerging postsecondary credentials of value in the workforce, and network with short-term training programs.


January 19, 2023, from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Attendees will hear from representatives of postsecondary training programs, learn new tools and strategies to support students and clients, and network with local short-term career training providers.


This conference will take place at The Ion, allowing attendees and career education programs the opportunity to connect and network in person. The Ion is located at 4201 Main St, Houston, TX 77002.

Reserve your spot at this year's Postsecondary Pathways Conference!

The Conference

Thursday, January 19, 2023

We’re so excited to bring you a day of learning and networking at this year’s Postsecondary Pathways Conference. With content ranging from talks and Q&As to panels and social sessions, we cannot wait to have you attend and network with training partners in the Houston area. We’ll keep adding content so do check back to learn about additional updates regarding the conference.

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Registration + Networking

9:30 – 9:45 AM


9:45 – 10:30 AM

Opening General Session

10:45 – 11:45 AM

Breakout Skills Session

12:00 – 12:30 PM

Corporate Panel

12:30 – 2:00 PM

Lunch + Networking with Training Partners

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 stronger understanding of Houston’s regional economy and labor market trends
  • Tools and strategies that can inform their day-to-day work with students and clients
  • A chance to chat directly with training program representatives and get your questions answered live
  • A wider, personal network of connections to training programs
“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

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.

You can register for the Postsecondary pathways Conference here.

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

This year’s event, BridgeYear will be open only to youth-serving and adult-serving career counselors, guides, advisors, and individuals working in postsecondary support.

The Ion. It is located at 4201 Main St, Houston, TX 77002.