Select the Program that Best Fits You

Participating in our programs requires NO financial cost from you! Capital IDEA Houston sponsors your education and training, so you can secure one of the many promising careers available in the Houston area. The accompanying wages, benefits, and experience will make your hard work truly rewarding.

College Degree Programs

Earn certifications, up to an Associates Degree, at Houston Community College.
Our College Degree Programs

Short-Term Training Programs

Looking to fast-track your future career? Develop skills in a new trade and earn certifications quickly.
Short-Term Training Program

Career My Way (Ages 18-24)

Discover your future career goals through assessments, mentorship, guidance, and planning sessions that lead to training and/or employment.
Career My Way Program

What does the process look like?

We are here to support you every step of the way. As a participant in one of
our programs, the process steps are as follows:
Step 1
Eligibility and Onboarding
Step 2
Guidance and Planning
Step 3
Education & Training
(or Direct Employment for some Career My Way participants)
Step 4

As a participant, what will I receive?

Sponsorship Includes:
Tuition and Fees
Books & Supplies
Certifications and Licensees
All other educational expenses
Participants Receive:
Career Navigation
Case Management (1-on-1)
Job Placement
Additional Support:
Housing Assistance
Transportation Assistance
Food Insecurity
And More

Discover how to meet the requirements.

If you meet our minimum qualifications, you are eligible to apply for our programs. Successful applicants demonstrate a commitment to complete the program, getting employed and willingness to give back to the community.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Resident of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area
  • 18 years or older (no maximum age restriction)
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Minimum requirement of an eighth-grade reading and math level – this will be determined by a test administered as part of the application process
  • At or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (see Income Guidelines below)

Additional Criteria

It is important to us that applicants be able to demonstrate:

  • A commitment to completing a degree or certificate in one of Capital IDEA Houston’s Sponsored Career fields
  • A commitment to getting employed after completing training
  • A commitment to finish the entire program, and
  • A commitment to give back to the community after graduating.

Income Guidelines

Family Size Monthly Salary Annual Salary
1 $2,510 $30,120
2 $3,416 $40,990
3 $4,303 $51,640
4 $5,200 $62,400
5 $6,097 $73,160
6 $6,993 $83,920
7 $7,890 $94,680
8 $8,787 $105,440
Federal Poverty Guidelines (200%). Updated: 1.31.2023. Family units of more than 8 members add $10,280 for each additional person. Family size refers to all adults and children living in the household who are related to the applicant by blood or marriage.

Take the next step.

Start working towards a more financially stable life today, with support from Capital IDEA Houston. Begin your application process by taking 3 minutes to fill out an interest form!
Submit an Interest Form
Our mission is to invest in underemployed adults by funding educational pathways to attain thriving careers and financial self-sufficiency
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