Workforce & Education

WORKFORCE & EDUCATION

Businesses in Allen are supported by a highly-skilled workforce and a pipeline of future talent.

Workforce

Allen boasts access to one of the largest, most educated and highly talented workforces in the country.

1,532,938

workers within a 30 minute drive

16.3%

projected job growth in Allen, well above the national average of 5.9%

3%

unionization in a right-to-work state

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See The Available Workforce

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You can also click on individual census tracts to view more information about workers in each industry.

Higher Education

Allen’s employers are nestled in an extensive higher education system providing a pipeline of future employees.

Schools in the local region include the University of Texas at Dallas, the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Southern Methodist University. UT Dallas, UNT, and UT Arlington are all ranked as Tier I doctoral universities for their levels of research activity.

As a major regional employment center, DFW draws thousands of new graduates from universities in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and others in the Southwest US. In fact, the Census Bureau estimates of the people moving to Dallas-Fort Worth in 2015:

  • 81,537 new residents were aged 18-34
  • 41,311 new residents already had a Bachelor’s degree
  • 23,149 new residents had a Graduate or professional degree
35+

colleges and universities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area

78

vocational and technical schools offer specialized training for a highly-skilled workforce

340,000

students were enrolled in higher education

76,000

degrees were awarded last year

5,000

degrees awarded in STEM fields

Collin College

The area is also home to Collin College, the largest community college in North Texas where over 40,000 students are enrolled in credit courses. Collin College also offers a number of accredited Workforce Programs to give students the training in key occupation groups such as Electronics Engineering Technology, Computer Networking Technology, and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology.

The school’s Center for Workforce & Economic Development offers training programs specialized to meet companies’ needs, and grants such as the Skills Development Fund have help Allen companies maintain a competitive edge. Local employer KONE, a global elevator and escalator manufacturer, recently received a $398,000 grant for customized training programs to better equip their workforce.