Senate Committee on Education

Committee Handouts

May 19, 2008

Interim Charge: Review the access and quality of career and technical education programs in the state and make recommendations to improve these programs to address the economic and workforce needs of this state

Background and Research

    • Sue Wheeler, Director, Postsecondary Programs, ACT, Inc.
    • Lee Holcombe, Ed.D., Director of Evaluation & Special Projects, The Texas Schools Project, University of Texas at Dallas

Workforce and Economic Development Perspectives

    • Tom Pauken, Chairman, Texas Workforce Commission
    • Gayle Fallon, President, Houston Federation of Teachers and Member, Governor's Competitiveness Council
    • Cesar Maldonado, P.E., NRS Consulting Engineers
    • John Stroud, Executive Director, Longview Economic Development Corporation
    • Robin Painovich, Director, Career & Technology Association of Texas

Alternative Approaches for CTE

    • Raymund Paredes, Ph.D., Commissioner of Higher Education, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
    • Kim Stevenson, Vice President, U.S. Communications, Media & Entertainment Industry, EDS
    • Chris Patterson, Texas Institute for Education Reform, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Existing Programs and Partnerships

    • Richard Butler, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Trinity University and Board Chairman, Alamo Area Academies
    • Tom Hurley, President, Hurley Companies and Advisory Board Member, Lubbock Community Workforce Partnership
    • Martha Thompson, Director, Career & Technical Education and Dean, Advanced Technology Complex, Denton ISD
    • Bob Westbrook, Vice President, Texas Restaurant Association

Transferability of CTE Credit

    • Susan Bonesteel, former Career and Technology Education Teacher, Tech Prep Coordinator, Director of Career and Technology Education, and US Department of Education, Secretary's Regional Representative
    • Patricia G. (Pat) Bubb, Executive Director, Tech Prep of the Rio Grande Valley, Inc.
    • Gary Madsen, Director of P-16 Initiatives, Austin Community College

Public Testimony