The Texas economy depends heavily on a skilled workforce. Without it, businesses cannot maintain or grow their operations and achieve success. As a state leader in strengthening the competitiveness of business and industry, Texas State Technical College (TSTC) relies on a strong relationship with its stakeholders. Effective communication between TSTC and its business and industry partners is critical, particularly with regard to legislative and government concerns. TSTC's ability to listen and collaborate ensures that the College is up to date on workforce and employer needs. Working through these partnerships, TSTC strives to develop and nurture solid education and workforce policies that provide Texans with excellent educational and career opportunities.