Adult Education & Literacy Advisory Committee


The Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Advisory Committee advises the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) on matters related to the administration of the AEL programs in Texas.

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About the Committee

The AEL advisory committee meets quarterly and reports to the Commission at least annually and is charge with advising the Commission on:

  • The development of policies and program priorities supporting the development of an educated and skilled workforce
  • The development of statewide curriculum guidelines and standards for AEL services that ensure a balance of education and workplace skills development
  • The development of a strategy for improving student transition to postsecondary education and career and technical education training
  • The development of a centralized system for collecting and tracking comprehensive data on adult basic education and literacy performance outcomes
  • The exploration of potential partnerships with entities in the nonprofit business communities and other entities to improve statewide literacy programs
  • Other issues TWC’s three-member Commission considers appropriate

The advisory committee must comprise of no more than nine members, including at least one representative of the business community and one representative of a local Workforce Solutions office.

Members are appointed for staggered two-year terms. Members are limited to one term and continued membership will be reviewed when a member no longer serves in the same employment capacity as when appointed to the committee.

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Committee Members

Member Location Representing Affiliation Term
Ken Trevino Corpus Christi Board Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend President/CEO Dec 2018
Tiffany Johnson Victoria Provider
Community College
Victoria College Adult Education Department Director Dec 2018
Mary Jo Ochoa-Hernandez El Paso Provider
Socorro ISD Grant Compliance Specialist Dec 2018
Lisa A. Hembry Dallas NonProfit Literacy Instruction for Texas (LIFT) President/CEO Dec 2018
William (Bert) Miller Navasota Business Community Board President Miller Insurance Agency, Brazos Valley Workforce Development Board Dec 2017
Wanda Garza Rio Grande Valley Provider (College) South Texas College VP for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Dec 2017
Nancy Crawford Tyler Provider (Nonprofit) Executive Director Literacy Council of Tyler Dec 2017
Joyce Delores Taylor Houston Business Community CEO of Js Dynamic Transformations, Texas Workforce Investment Council Appointee, University of Houston Clear Lake Internship Director Dec 2017
Lillian Riojas San Antonio Business Community Director of Public Affairs Valero Energy Corp Dec 2017


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Meeting Schedule, Agenda & Minutes

Meeting Location

Texas Workforce Commission
101 E 15th St, Rm 144
Austin, TX 78701


Meeting Agendas & Minutes

The Adult Education and Literacy Advisory Committee meets at least four times a year, or as needed. Meeting agendas and approved minutes are posted as they become available. All linked documents are in pdf PDF - Manufacturing Consortium Partners with Frank Phillips College for a $160,469 Job-Training Grant  format.

September 21, 2016 December 14, 2016 March 29, 2017

- Agenda
- Minutes

June 7, 2017

September 20, 2017

December 13, 2017

- Agenda
- Minutes

- Agenda
- Minutes

- Agenda
- Minutes


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