Education Symposium - Trends Affecting Education
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT)
The Houston East End Chamber of Commerce's First Education Symposium is aimed to teach and motivate education professionals, businesses and the community about the importance of private-public partnerships.
Texas Education is under the microscope more than ever. Join us as we show how Industry, Community, HISD and our Colleges/Universities are “Working Together to Make a Difference!” Learn about a new initiative with the Chamber, High Schools, Colleges and Members creating a Pipeline for students to start a career when they graduate High School. Our goal is to have programs in Houston's East End that ensure our students will succeed and graduate from academic programs matched to industry workforce needs. This half-day Symposium includes Breakfast Speakers, two Sessions addressing key topics, Expo and closes with Lunch Speakers.
Dr. Renu Khator, President, University of Houston
Session 1- Education Leaders Breaking Traditional Barriers
Kelly Amis, Director/Producer, “Teached”; plus Film Screening
Rick Cruz, Co-Founder, EMERGE Fellowship
Mike Feinberg, Co-Founder, KIPP Academy
Session 2- Pathways to Meaningful Careers
Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor, San Jacinto College, Presenting Speaker & Moderator
Marian Davenport, Executive Director, Genesys Works
Sara Cronin, Director of Corporate Communication, TPC Group
Anne Ford, Director, Independent Petroleum Association of America/PESA
Bruce Grissom, Maintenance Manager, LyondellBasell
Dr. Irene Porcarello, President, Houston Community College Southeast
John Fitzpatrick, Executive Director, Educate Texas
For more Information call 713/926-3305 or visit www.eecoc.org.
When & Where
Houston East End Chamber of Commerce
The Houston East End Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1991, proudly represents business and community. Building relationships builds business and creates partnerships that keep the community moving forward when individual endeavors may seem fruitless. The East End is a hometown within a grand city, and we are united in our mission of workforce development through quality education and economic prosperity.