Conference Recordings

Developing Programs and Facilities for Next Generation Industry Leaders

Published July 16, 2021
Presented by Tobias Newham, The Beck Group | Christa Slejko, Dallas County Community College District | Russell Vaughn, Texas AirSystems LLC
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
North Lake College

With a shortage of skilled labor in the construction industry, the construction technology program at North Lake College aims to close that gap while creating an attractive, career-focused educational alternative to the traditional four-year college degree. We'll illustrate how industry-academic partnerships led to the reimagining of vocational education in a new, didactic facility for construction sciences. Come find out how your institution can inspire the next generation of industry leaders by elevating vocational education programs and facilities.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Reimagine the future of vocational education and the role community colleges play in providing attractive, career-focused educational paths as an alternative to a traditional four-year degree.
  2. Demonstrate the importance of establishing collaborative partnerships with high school programs to identify and engage students who have the potential to thrive in an industry-focused education.
  3. Identify didactic elements you can apply to building design to create effective vocational learning environments that reinforce concepts and skills and enhance the student experience.
  4. Discuss how industry-academic partnerships and vocational facilities can promote valuable career skill development for students and enhance academic offerings.


Tobias Newham, Associate Principal, The Beck Group
Christa Slejko, Director, Campus Master Planning and Sustainability, Dallas County Community College District
Russell Vaughn, VP Business Devlopment, Texas AirSystems LLC

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1 Unit (SCUP56C1232) | AICP CM 1 Unit

Recorded 7/16/21.

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