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Business and Education Workforce Symposium – Houston Port Region

Tuesday, March 25
7:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
San Jacinto College Central Campus, Student Center Ballroom
8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, Texas 77505

Join stakeholders throughout industry, and public and higher education, to learn, discuss, and collaborate on the vital issues of workforce development and education reform under the state's new laws and regulations. This symposium is ideal for industry facility / site leaders, HR / procurement professionals, company workforce coordinators, contractors, school district superintendents and administrators, college and career counselors, CTE coordinators, and college administrators who coordinate admissions, workforce readiness, dual credit, and articulation credit.

The cost is free, but seating is limited so registration is required.

Directions to San Jacinto College Central

Symposium Parking Pass

Register is closed. 

For late registration information and to see if there are any openings still available, please contact Hollie Fulsom at 281-998-6315.

Event Presentations

Houston Port Region Overview from Chad Burke     PDF  |  PowerPoint

Workforce Education Update from Dr. Brown and Education Panel     PDF  |  PowerPoint

Current Market Conditions from Don Empfield     PDF  |  PowerPoint

Careers in Manufacturing from Steve Skarke     PDF  |  PowerPoint

Health Care: Workforce needs for an industry in transformation from UTMB and Industry Panel     PDF  |  PowerPoint

House Bill 5 from Education Panel     PDF  |  PowerPoint


7:30 – 8:15 a.m.
Registration / Networking / Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m.
Welcome from Hector Rivero, Texas Chemical Council

8:30 a.m.
Industry Overview from Chad Burke, Economic Alliance Houston Port Region
Education Overview from Todd Webster, Independent Consultant and former Texas Education Agency

9:00 a.m.
Industry Panel Discussion
East Harris County Manufacturer's Association
Allied Health
Transportation / Logistics / Port of Houston

10:15 a.m.
Education Panel
Pasadena Independent School District
Community Colleges
Region IV Service Center

11:15 a.m.
Identify gaps in skills training and workforce needs

12 p.m.

*Agenda is subject to change.


Brought to you by:

Texas Chemical Council

San Jacinto College

Economic Alliance Houston Port Region

East Harris County Manufacturer's Association

Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership