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Preparing the Workforce of Tomorrow

August 17, 2016 El Paso

At this event, educators learned from industry leaders about the training and skills required for emerging careers, and heard about the regional economy and labor market from the Federal Reserve Bank. Concurrent breakout sessions offered topics and curriculum for the classroom. This conference was co-sponsored by ESC Region 19.


  • ESC Region 19 Head Start Multipurpose Center
    11670 Chito Samaniego Dr.
    El Paso, TX 79936


Wednesday, Aug. 17 

7:30 a.m.


8 a.m.



Armando Aguirre
Education Service Center—Region 19

Roberto Coronado
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
El Paso Branch

8:20 a.m.

Where the Jobs Are: How They're Changing and Why Skills Matter


Richard Froeschle
RC Froeschle Consulting

8:50 a.m.

Regional Economic Update


Roberto Coronado
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
El Paso Branch

9:15 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Tomorrow's Jobs in the Border Economy


Moderator: Lupe Mares
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
El Paso Branch


Science, Technology, Engineering and
Mathematics/Information Technology

Nils Desmet
Makios IT


Law Enforcement
David W. Zapp
United States Border Patrol


Paula Mitchell
El Paso Community College

L. Dean Sanders
Prudential El Paso Business &
Technology Solutions
  Health Industry
Sally Hurt-Deitch
Sierra Providence Health Network

10:45 a.m.


11 a.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions No. 1

11:30 a.m.

Visit Exhibits



12:30 p.m.

Keynote Address: Transform Your
Imagination into Reality

  Corinne Hoisington
Central Virginia Community College

1:15 p.m.

Break/Visit Exhibits

1:30 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions No. 2*

2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions No. 3*

4 p.m.

Door Prizes and Wrap-up


*See session schedule

Contact Information
For more information, contact Sharon Wallace at 214-922-5276 or