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Preparing the Workforce of Tomorrow

August 09, 2017 El Paso

The Preparing the Workforce of Tomorrow Conference was a collaborative effort between ESC Region 19, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch, the El Paso area school districts and a number of workforce partners to showcase some of the latest updates for CTE educators.

Keynote Speaker

  • Jeff Schmidt: “Creating Student Success in the New Economy”

How do we balance preparing students for college and the workforce? This inspiring presentation challenged participants to reconsider what questions we should be asking our students and ourselves to amplify student success. Free career exploration resources were  provided.

Agenda

Wednesday, Aug. 9 

7:30 a.m.

Breakfast/Registration

8 a.m.

Welcome
Robert S. Kaplan
President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Roberto Coronado
Vice President in Charge and Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch

Armando Aguirre
Executive Director, Education Service Center-Region 19

8:10 a.m.

The Power of Postsecondary Partnerships with New Mexico State University and CTE
Bernadette Montoya
Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, New Mexico State University.

8:20 a.m.

Career and Technical Education TEKS Implementation TEA Update
Diane Salazar
Director of Career and Technical Education, Texas Education Agency

8:35 a.m.

Beyond the Mountains: Where the Jobs Are FAFSA Nights 2017
Leila Melendez
Chief Operating Officer, Workforce Solutions Borderplex

9 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions 1

10 a.m.

Break and Exhibits

10:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions 2

11:30 a.m.

Lunch

Noon

Keynote Address: Creating Student Success in the New Economy
Bernadette Montoya
Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, New Mexico State University.

12:30 p.m.

Keynote Address: Transform Your Imagination into Reality
Jeff Schmidt
Career Technical Education Coordinator, Santa Clara County Office of Education; and President, California Association of Career Technical Education

1 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 3

2:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 4

3:15 p.m.

The Journey from Culinary Arts Student to Owner of a Successful Bakery
Jonathan Bowden
Head Chef and Owner, Bella Cora Bakery, El Paso, Texas

Contact Information
For more information, contact Angelica Haro at 915-780-6505 or aharo@esc19.net.