Adult Education & Literacy Advisory Committee

Overview

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

List of Advisory Committee members, their employment, term, and position represented.

Member

Location

Representing

Affiliation

Term Expires

Donald Tracy

Austin

Provider/ Community College

Director, Business Operations and Marketing for Continuing Education,

Austin Community College

December 2019

Samuel Keeler

Sherman

Employer

Training/Human Resource Manager, Tyson Foods

December 2019

Mary Jo Ochoa-Hernandez

El Paso

Provider/ISD

Grant Compliance Specialist, Socorro ISD

December 2018

Jesus Hernandez Jr.

San Antonio

Employer

Regional Lean Manager,
Turner Construction

December 2019

Tiffany Johnson

Victoria

Provider/ Community College

Director, Adult Education Department, Victoria College

December 2018

Traci Berry

Austin

Provider/ Adult Charter School

Chief Learning & Engagement Officer/Superintendent of Schools, The Excel Center,

Goodwill Central Texas, Austin, Texas

December 2019

Lisa A. Hembry

Dallas

Provider/

Nonprofit

President/CEO, March Forth Communications, LLC

December 2018

David Barron

Houston

Apprenticeship

Houston Area Coordinator and Training Center Director, Texas Carpenters and Millwrights Training Trust Fund

December 2019

Laurie Bouillion Larrea

Dallas

Board

Executive Director,
Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas

December 2019

 

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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.

2016

September 21, 2016

2017

March 29, 2017

June 7, 2017

September 20, 2017

December 13, 2017

- Agenda

Agenda

2018

April 19, 2018

 

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