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What would you
do with a FREE
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The Career Expressway by Capital IDEA

Here in Central Texas, there are amazing career opportunities in fields like healthcare, information technology (IT), and others! These fields offer great salaries and benefits. Plus, employers are eager to hire more trained professionals. But how do you get into these careers? Where do you start? The Career Expressway is your guided route. We’ll take you from where you are now, support you in a degree or certificate program, and connect you with your future employer. We’re with you every step — from start to hired!

Your first step is earning a degree. Good news, it’s FREE to you because your degree has already been paid for by funders and donors who are investing in the future of the Central Texas workforce! (FAQ: Why is this program free?)


Expanded Career List for Hays and Bastrop Counties extended another year. You have double the options!

Your Support on the Expressway

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MONEY FOR SCHOOL

Your tuition bill is paid directly to your college.

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FUNDING FOR BOOKS

Book vouchers are provided to cover the cost of textbooks.

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CHILDCARE

Childcare assistance covers a substantial portion of childcare costs.

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CAREER PLACEMENT SERVICES

Upon graduation, we'll continue to guide you through your employment search, ensuring you find an opportunity that offers growth.

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A TEAM OF NAVIGATORS

Career Navigators will walk you through your academic journey and offer sessions in study and life management skills in order to prepare you for your future career.

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THE COLLEGE PREP ACADEMY

This course helps you ease into college by focusing on basic reading, writing, and math skills.

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CAREER-UP

Careers on the Expressway

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TECH is the future!

If you love solving problems and helping people do their best work, consider a future in IT. You can start with an associate degree and a few certifications.

See careers in Information Technology
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HEALTHCARE is for heroes!

No matter where you go, healthcare professionals are always in high demand. This is a rewarding career field for individuals who enjoy caring for their community.

See careers in Healthcare
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CURIOSITY, tools, and skills!

These careers offer the best opportunities in applied technology. If you're the kind of person who tackles a job with tools, gadgets, and good planning, consider these occupations.

See Other Careers

Our partnership with Austin Community College and Temple College make the Career Expressway possible. Degrees and certificates earned from our partner colleges are well respected by employers and lead to careers with growth opportunities and financial stability.

Why is this program free?

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Who Should Apply?

We’re here to help you reach your career goals. The Career Expressway is for individuals who:

OFFICE CLOSED SEPT 5 | Our offices will be closed Monday, September 5th, for Labor Day.