Career Connect TX 2023 Fall Convening (formerly WE CAN TX)

Career Connect TX will host its third collective in-person convening on October 5, 2023, in Houston.

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Convening Details

Thriving Together: Integrating Modern Workforce Solutions 

  • Jenny Achilles, Senior Director and Chief Program Officer, Trellis Foundation
  • Sallie Kay Janes, Associate Vice Chancellor of Continuing and Professional Development, San Jacinto College 
  • Jonathan Pride, Executive Director for Texas, NPower 
  • Bryan Ashton, Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, Trellis 
  • Bryant Black, Director of Regional Workforce Development, Greater Houston Partnership    
  • Leslie Cantu, President, TX FAME Board 
Excellence in Action: Building Quality Work-based Learning Pathways Panel 
  • LaQuesha Foster, Director of Education, Jobs for the Future 
  • Mike Esquivel, Department Chair, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Tarrant County College  
  • Linda Munoz, Dean of Employer Engagement and Experiential Learning, Amarillo College  
  • Anita Bedford, Director of Experiential Learning, Dallas College  
  • Justin Yancy, President, Texas Business Leadership Council 
  • Zeke Smith, Director of Leadership & Workforce Development, Apache Industrial Holdings 
Insights & Analytics Network Update
  • Bree Miller, Insights & Analytics Associate, Educate Texas 
Nurturing Tomorrow's Talent: Exploring Youth Apprenticeship 
  • Avery Kirsten, Principal, Kinetic West 
  • Ashley King, Director of Healthcare Partnerships, Workforce Solutions Capital Area  
  • Mia Young, Director of Career & Technical Education, Channelview ISD 
  • Amelia Reeves, Director of Career Education, Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas 
Sector-Based Strategies