Workforce Training is Convenient in the Greater Katy Area

Katy’s large, talented, and educated workforce is one of the reasons major employers are headquartered in the Greater Katy Area. Our innovative workforce is drawn here by the quality of life and place. Both employers and residents appreciate the education and training programs available, from high school to skills certificates and graduate degrees.

Katy Area EDC assists Katy employers by facilitating workforce resources and training through Workforce Solutions Office-Katy; and by helping companies interface with the local universities and colleges, Katy ISD, and other training providers in the area. Katy is home to many corporate energy training centers such as the BP North America Center, The Association for Materials Protection and Performance, and PetroSkills.

Workforce Solutions-Katy

Workforce Solutions-Katy specializes in helping employers and individuals so that both can compete in the global economy. By providing individualized services to employers, they can help them find qualified applicants and develop custom solutions to strengthen their current workforce. They also help job-seekers build satisfying careers.

University of Houston-Victoria at Katy

Undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates are available.

University of Houston at Katy

The three-story, 80,000-square-foot-facility is home to programs from the UH College of Nursing and the UH Cullen College of Engineering. Programs include Nursing’s traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Engineering’s prestigious Subsea Engineering program (the first in the nation), and the UH/HCC Engineering Academy.

Houston Community College-Katy

In addition to offering degree and certificate programs, such as Manufacturing Machining Technology and Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Houston Community College partners with employers to build customized Registered Apprenticeship Programs and offers Fast Track Training.

HCC VAST Academy (Houston Community College-Katy)

HCC VAST Academy provides post-secondary transition programs and comprehensive support services, which lead to meaningful credentials, employment, and independence for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Opportunities include vocational certificates, pre-college and first-year success bridge courses, career readiness credentials, internships, and employment assistance offered through an inclusive, relevant, and affordable avenue.

The Corporate College (Houston Community College-Katy)

The Corporate College at HCC delivers customized contract training to Houston’s commercial business, industry, and government employers. Their training and development solutions are high-quality, competitively priced, and relevant. Classes can be scheduled during the day, at night, or on the weekend and located at your worksite, online, or at one of our world-class facilities.

Lone Star College-Cypress Center

In addition to core academic courses and transitional education courses, the Cypress Center houses more than 15,000 square feet of space with industrial labs for workforce programs, including Drafting, Engineering Technology, Machining, and Welding.

Miller Career and Technology Center (MCTC)

High school students have the opportunity to take specialized career and technology programs as well as core classes for half a day at MCTC while continuing to attend their home high school campuses the rest of the school day. 

Cypress-Fairbanks Career and Technical Education

Cy-Fair ISD CTE strives to provide every student with relevant and comprehensive opportunities to prepare for an ever-changing 21st century global marketplace with industry certifications and experience. 

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance

AMPP (formerly NACE and SSPC) has a variety of programs in areas such as the pipeline and concrete industries, cathodic protection, and general coatings.


With a complete spectrum of solutions, courses, and learning tools, PetroSkills is developing competent petroleum professionals in all technical processes, spanning the industry’s entire value chain worldwide. PetroSkills services and solutions connect learning to the workplace, allowing employers to manage and assure the competence of workers at every level. Many courses are online.