Erin Davis Valdez is the policy director for Next Generation Texas, an initiative of the Foundation.

TPPF supported HB 1247 in the 87th legislative session, and in both the 86th and 87th legislative sessions, TPPF supported bills that would have expanded paid apprenticeships in Texas public high schools, using the existing career and technical education (CTE) allotment to cover the instructional costs for employers when they take on paid interns or students in a work-based learning context.