Conference Presentations

Educating the Next Generation of Industry Leaders

Delivered October 6, 2019
Presented by Tobias Newham, Christa Slejko, Rusty Vaughn

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Dallas County Community College District

This session will illustrate how industry-academic partnerships have led to the creation of cutting-edge, career-focused education that reimagines vocational training through a new, didactic construction sciences facility. With a skilled labor shortage in the construction industry, this program hopes to close that gap while creating an attractive, career-focused educational alternative to the traditional four-year college education. Beginning in middle and high schools and continuing through the workplace, developing new partnerships along the education continuum helps to reimagine workforce education and facilities to inspire the next generation of construction industry leaders.