Robust secondary and post-secondary career-oriented programs throughout the Mesquite area and nearby DFW help to ensure that an educated, skilled workforce is available to employers who wish to successfully expand their business, elevate the talent level of their team or start up new enterprises. In fact, Mesquite has taken the lead in the region to prepare a continuing workforce pipeline of career-ready students by investing in a new Career Technology High School of choice - featured on WFAA.
Mesquite Independent School District
It is the mission of Mesquite ISD to educate students and empower them to expand their opportunities, thereby enriching the entire community. The District currently serves more than 42,000 students on 47 campuses, stretching across 60 square miles. By 2021, it is forecast that the district could see their system increase by 5,000 students.
Career preparation takes place at every high school campus throughout Mesquite ISD with 80 programs and 25 certification opportunities. In 2017, 850 students earned certifications and 2,400 dual credit hours.
Eastfield College is part of the Dallas County Community College District, located in Mesquite. This college has an enrollment of more than 14,000 students and offers degrees and career-focused certifications. Eastfield is also a transfer pathway feeding next-step institutions, including University of North Texas, Texas A&M Commerce, University of North Texas at Dallas, andTexas Women’s University, University of Texas, as well as local Columbia College. Eastfield College's Custom Workforce Training is provided through the State of Texas Skills Development Fund. Mesquite is also home to Carrington College. There are hundreds of higher education opportunities surrounding Mesquite with our access to the entire DFW network of colleges and Dallas area trade schools.
A Community of Education
Education doesn’t stop at the classroom, from crochet to cyber-security, Mesquite offers community education for all ages.
Real Texas Workers
Mesquite workers are more than just book-smart, they bring invaluable on-the-job experience and life skills to your company. In Mesquite, you will find Real Texas work ethic - solid dependability for the benefit of your bottom line.