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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

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





Term Expires

Donald Tracy


Provider/ Community College

Director, Business Operations and Marketing for Continuing Education,

Austin Community College

December 2021

Samuel Keeler



Training/Human Resource Manager, Tyson Foods

December 2021

Mary Jo Ochoa-Hernandez

El Paso


Grant Compliance Specialist, Socorro ISD

December 2020

Diana Contreras

San Antonio


Dollar General Corporation

December 2021

Tiffany Johnson


Provider/ Community College

Director, Adult Education Department, Victoria College

December 2020

Traci Berry


Provider/ Adult Charter School

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

Goodwill Central Texas, Austin, Texas

December 2021

David Barron



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

December 2021

Paul Fletcher

Cedar Parl

Provider/Workforce Board

Director, Rural Capital Workforce Development Board

December 2021

Mignon Lawson Abilene Provider/ISD Supervisor, Abilene Independent School District June 2020


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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 or videoView Live Stream on Granicus format.


June 24, 2020 September 23, 2020


March 27, 2019 September 11, 2019


April 19, 2018 June 20, 2018 September 19, 2018 December 12, 2018
- Agenda


March 29, 2017

June 7, 2017

September 20, 2017

December 13, 2017


September 21, 2016


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