About Us

The Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)

World renowned for its hands-on, customized training, the Texas Engineering Extension Service offers a wide range of technical and skills training programs aimed at employed workers and those entering the labor force. During its fiscal year 2010, TEEX provided training and technical assistance to more than 194,000 people from all 50 states, five U.S. territories, the District of Columbia and 56 countries.

TEEX is a member of The Texas A&M University System, one of the largest and most complex systems of higher education in the United States. Through a statewide network of 11 university campuses, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 120,000 students, conducts more than $730 million in research and reaches another 22 million people through service and outreach programs each year.

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service

Texas A&M has been a recognized leader in agriculture, natural resources and life sciences since Texas A&M University became a land-grant institution in 1876. Texas A&M AgriLife encompasses five main components of The Texas A&M University System: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, Texas AgriLife Research, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Forest Service, and Texas Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory. With teaching, research, extension and laboratory facilities throughout Texas, Texas A&M AgriLife serves people of all ages and backgrounds and is a cornerstone of one of the state's premier institutions of higher education.

The U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)

The U.S. Economic Development Administration’s investment policy is designed to establish a foundation for sustainable job growth and the building of durable regional economies throughout the United States. This foundation builds upon two key economic drivers – Innovation and regional collaboration. Innovation is the key to global competitiveness, new and better jobs, a resilient economy, and the attainment of national economic goals. Regional collaboration is essential for economic recovery because regions are the centers of competition in the new global economy and those that work together to leverage resources and use strengths to overcome weaknesses will fare better than those that do not. EDA encourages its partners around the country to develop initiatives that advance new ideas and creative approaches to address rapidly evolving economic conditions.