Our chamber members share common interests in preserving and improving the quality of life for our area; in assuring that our schools and educators receive the support they deserve in order the give our youth the best possible head-start in life; and in assuring a skilled and highly trained labor pool for the millennium.
Career Development Opportunities
A variety of opportunities are available for professional and workforce development through several institutions in the area. The following is a list of some of the training and development that is available:
Engineering design graphics
Interpreter training programs
CNC, CAD, industrial maintenance and basic electronics
Nursing, diagnostic medical sonography, medical assisting and medical radiology. paramedics, firefighters and emergency medical technicians
Logistics management, geographic information systems, visual communications, visual arts
Professional & Workforce Development
Public school education in the Cypress Fairbanks area is outstanding, and primarily provided by the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District. The district has established a strong academic and sports competition reputation in Texas. It educates the second largest student population in Harris County.
Higher learning has become an integral part of the Cy-Fair community, with convenient access available to many four-year college institutions and exceptional choices for professional development and technical training.
Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
The Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District encompasses 186 square miles; making it the second-largest school system in land area in Harris County (only Houston ISD is larger).
To learn more about CFISD visit www.cfisd.net or call the Instructional Support Center at (281) 897-4000.
Lone Star College-CyFair
Lone Star College-CyFair serves nearly 18,000 students and remains focused on offering responsive workforce and transfer programs to enhance both economic development and quality of life in Cy-Fair. The college provides a wide range of academic choices, workforce certificates and associate degrees as well as university transfer and variety continuing education activities for a lifetime of learning. In addition, the Small Business Development Center offers free business management and consulting services and a variety of low-cost workshops and seminars.
Lone Star College-University Park
Lone Star College-University Park is a full service satellite center of LSC-Tomball designed to serve the greater northwest Harris county area. LSC-UP offers a selection of day, evening and weekend credit courses, including university-transfer courses and certificates. Services include free tutoring, career advancement, financial aid, learning center, library services, bookstore, café and adult education courses.
at University Park -Through the partnership of LSCS and several four-year universities, the LSC-University Center at University Park offers junior, senior and graduate-level classes, in addition to the two-year programs. Students who enroll with one of the partner universities are able to complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree (or teaching certificate) on site, without traveling to the university campus.
Lone Star Corporate College
Located within the LSC-University Park facility, offers customized employee training and education. By analyzing a company’s business needs, Corporate College professionals develop relevant training solutions required for a business’s most important asset — human capital.
The Lone Star Conference Center
is also located on the campus of LSC-University
Park and offers local businesses a state-of-the-art conference center with 19 meeting rooms – affordable accommodations for meetings of any size. For more information, contact us [email protected] or 281-296-7827.
Prairie View A & M University
Eight colleges and schools boast undergraduate, masters and doctoral degree programs in engineering, sciences, architecture, business, technology, criminal justice, humanities, education, nursing and social sciences. For more information about the PVAMU visit www.pvamu.edu.
University of Houston – Northwest Campus
The UH-Northwest Campus (NWC) is an extension of the University of Houston. However you pursue your degree – full-time, part-time, days, evenings, or weekends, you are a Cougar, a UH student with a myriad of resources at your disposal. Take advantage of the flexibility, free covered parking, and the personal, relaxed atmosphere at NWC and still benefit from all that UH has to offer! University of Houston – NW Campus is located at Lone Star College-University Park, 20515 SH 249, Bldg. 12 Houston, TX 77070. www.uh.edu/northwest
University of Houston – Downtown
The University of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor’s and master’s degree programs aimed at career preparation. They are committed to providing students with a high-quality education, small classes and flexible scheduling – all for an affordable tuition. UHD has several off-campus locations, including the Northwest campus, located at Lone Star College-University Park, 20515 SH 249, Bldg. 12 Houston, TX 77070. www.uhd.edu
Private schools in Cypress and Jersey Village are an excellent alternative to public schools. Smaller classes, extended hours, programs for pre-school, and a variety of teaching methods are some of the advantages for students who elect to attend private school. Please visit our Member Directory.