During the past 20 years, the Conroe/Montgomery County economy greatly diversified. Conroe attracted a wealth of manufacturing, retail, health care, biotechnology, construction, and tourism companies.

To support this economic expansion, Conroe developed a highly skilled, educated workforce. Continuing education and workforce training is available through Lone Star College - Conroe Center, making it easy for companies to upskill their workers and for the local workforce to fill in-demand jobs. 

With access to a 1.6 million workforce within 40 miles, Conroe is an excellent location for growing companies in need of talent. And with more than two million workers available in Houston’s Harris County directly south of us, finding skilled employees in Conroe will never be an issue for your business.

Top Employment Sectors

Conroe attracts a wealth of manufacturing, retail, health care, life sciences, construction, and tourism companies. Top professions include office and administrative; sales; executive level; construction and extraction; and manufacturing.

Within the city limits, 66% of the workforce is in white collar professions, while 34% is in blue collar jobs like manufacturing, construction, and distribution.

Upskilling the Workforce

Lone Star College – Conroe Center, located inside Conroe Park North, brings affordable, easily accessible higher education to north Montgomery County. The center is a new, comprehensive educational campus that provides a mix of academic transfer courses and corporate and workforce training programs. Whether it’s a jump start toward a four-year degree or gaining the skills to land a real job in a meaningful career, LSC - Conroe Center is here for the community — a resource for your future.

LSC - Conroe Center offers several career programs including machining, welding, automotive technology, Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), and phlebotomy. Additionally, LSC - Conroe Center provides on-site tutoring, testing, library services, book store, corporate training, community meeting facilities, and more.

Career Development

Lone Star College - Corporate College, a division of Lone Star College, offers customized technical training, professional development certifications, employer support services, and workforce recruitment fairs. Training is focused on high demand growth in information technology, manufacturing, energy, transportation, and health care.

LSC - Corporate College strategically partners with industry leaders to assist with their productivity through investment in employee training and education. Business consultants serve clients by providing customized curriculum, preferred training schedules day, night or weekend, and specialized funding where approved. Classes are taught by industry experienced trainers.

Training varies by client and includes hands-on technical labs on campus, theory online, or can be conducted at any business location. LSC - Corporate College is nationally recognized, globally connected, and locally focused.