CCPI begins Regional Educators Conferences for ISD partners

To help high school technical education leaders, counselors and faculty learn more about high-demand, high paying careers in petrochemicals and the industrial trades, CCPI is hosting one-day regional conferences at several member community colleges.

The first was held Friday, Oct. 23, in the Rundell Hall Conference Center at Lee College, hosted by San Jacinto College and Lee College. More than 50 technical education leaders from school districts served by the two colleges attended.

Future events will be held at College of the Mainland (co-hosted with Galveston College), at Wharton County Junior College (co-hosted with Brazosport College and Alvin Community College), at Houston Community College, and at Lone Star College.

At the Oct. 23 Educators Conference, technical education leaders were able to hear directly from industry representatives about skills needed for petrochemical and industrial trades careers, important information for high school administrators, faculty and counselors engaged with students seeking in-demand jobs after graduation.

High school personnel also learned how industry and education are working together to prepare workers, as well as “best practices” from school district and industry partnerships.

Capping the afternoon, attendees were able to tour Lee College’s petrochemical labs and gain a better understanding about the training students need to qualify for these jobs.

The day gave educators an opportunity to learn more about current jobs and needed skills in order to provide insightful counseling and advising to high school students.

For information about upcoming conferences, check the event calendar on this website.

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