Thank you for a successful 3rd annual Postsecondary Pathways Conference! This year, we brought more training programs and hosted our first in-person experience to connect attendees with postsecondary opportunities across Greater Houston. See you next year!

Postsecondary Pathways Conference

Ampersand, BridgeYear, Greater Houston Partnership, Ion, and UpSkill Houston proudly presented Houston’s Annual Postsecondary Pathways Conference. This free opportunity allowed attendees 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.


Coming soon! 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.

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The Conference

Coming Soon for 2024.

The 2023 Postsecondary Pathways Conference brought about a day of learning and networking. With content ranging from talks and Q&As to panels and social sessions, individuals had the opportunity to network with training partners in the Houston area.

Check back to learn about additional updates regarding the conference for 2024!

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.

Registration for Houston’s 4th Postsecondary Pathways Conference will open in Winter 2023.

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.