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Houston East End Chamber Presents 5th Annual Education Symposium

Houston East End Chamber Presents 5th Annual Education Symposium

The Houston East End Chamber of Commerce began the dialogue in 2013 to create a bridge between industry and education in order to create a workforce that meets the needs of businesses. The great work continues in 2016! They continue to discuss partnership models that are effective and are taking a look at the current changes in schools, discussing how industry can provide effective feedback, and calling for action.

Location:
The Federal Reserve Bank
1801 Allen Parkway
Houston, TX 77019

Date/Time:
Thursday, May 18, 2017
8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

REGISTRATION: 7:30AM

BREAKFAST: 8:00-8:45 AM

HOST REMARKS
Donald Bowers, Federal Reserve Bank Houston Branch

CHOOSE BETWEEN FORUM A & B: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

FORUM A
How Artificial Intelligence and Automation Technology Will Change Our Workforce
Carol B. Brace, MS, LSSBB, CTL, CIL, SCOR, PMP, Lecturer/Business Development Specialist Davies College of Business, University of Houston – Downtown
Marie Myers, HPI Global Controller & Head of Finances Services
Lila Carden, Ph.D., PMP, Visiting Assistant Professor, Management, Davies College of Business, University of Houston-Downtown
Wendy Titus, Regional Manager, Cisco
Moderator: Michelle Hundley, President & CEO, Stratus Public Relations, LLC

FORUM B
Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management: Attract – Train – Place
Margaret Kidd, CPETM, SCProTM, Assistant Professor, Supply Chain, University of Houston
Mansoureh Shahryari, SCProTM, International Business, Logistics & Maritime Program Graduate, San Jacinto College
Bryan Zirkle, Shipping Industry Executive and Professor at Lone Star College
Brooks Elliott, Pinch Transportation and Past President of International Transportation Management Association
Gilda Ramirez, Senior Director, Small Business and Education Outreach, Port Houston
Moderator: Cynthia Garza, Dean, Logistics Center of Excellence, Houston Community College

CHOOSE BETWEEN FORUM C & D: 10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

FORUM C
Community College Initiatives in Petrochemical, Energy & Manufacturing Careers
Azita Ahosseini, Ph.D, Process Technology Professor, Houston Community College
Jeffery Parks, Dean of Business and Technology, San Jacinto College
Tamera Bolden, Principal, East Early High School and Partner of Houston Community College Fraga Campus

FORUM D
Houston’s Middle Skills Job Demands – Where Are We Now?
Mark Salinas, General Manager, Industrial Terminals, Gulf Stream Marine
Diego Molinar, Membership Development, International Brotherhood Electrical Workers
Mike Russo, Assistant Vice President, Seafarers International Union of North America
Eloy Cortez, Vice President, International Longshore Association – Gulf Coast Region
David Gosnay, Operations Manager – Training and Logistics at LyondellBasell & Representing East Harris County Manufacturing Association
Moderator: Dani S. Grant, Human Resources Manager, Noltex L.L.C.

LUNCH: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
LUNCH KEYNOTE SPEAKER REMARKS
Donna Bahorich, Chair of the State Board of Education

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East End Foundation Presents: PIÑATAFEST

East End Foundation Presents: PIÑATAFEST

A community event in the East End Cultural District coinciding with Cinco de Mayo, Piñatafest celebrates the ancient cultural tradition of piñata-making and the long-lived presence throughout the 2nd Ward. The event will showcase traditional and contemporary piñatas in a public setting, host live music performances and offer many free family-friendly activities.

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Mason Park Needs Your Help to Earn a $20,000 Makeover

Mason Park Needs Your Help to Earn a $20,000 Makeover

You may recall our ask last year to cast your vote to help earn a $20,000 award to the East End's own Ingrando Park. The good news is that you listened, you voted, and thanks to your help, Ingrando Park received funding for new futsal court from a Meet Me at the Park grant. Well the great news keeps coming: the Meet Me at the Park program is back and our very own Mason Park has been nominated for its own $20,000 makeover!

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Downtown Houston Seeks Public Engagement for Plan Downtown

Downtown Houston Seeks Public Engagement for Plan Downtown

The Houston Downtown Management District (Downtown District) kicks off the public engagement phase of Plan Downtown with the launch of My Downtown, an interactive survey and mapping tool designed by project consultant and international interdisciplinary planning and design firm Sasaki Associates. “My Downtown is an integral piece of the community engagement strategy for Plan Downtown, a new 20-year vision that will position Downtown at the forefront of Houston’s advancement as a global city,” said Bob Eury, Executive Director of the Downtown District. “Along with text surveys, public workshops and topical focus groups, the My Downtown survey results will provide us with indispensible insight into the ways in which people experience Downtown Houston, whether they’re residents, workers or visitors.”

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YES Prep 2017-2018 Lottery Application Deadline is February 10

YES Prep 2017-2018 Lottery Application Deadline is February 10

YES Prep is a free, open-enrollment, public school system serving students in grade levels 6-12. YES Prep was one of the first public school systems in the nation to make college acceptance a high school graduation requirement. To apply, create an account and submit an application at yesprep.schoomint.net. There are no admission requirements to attend YES Prep; students are selected through a random lottery. Those who are not selected are placed on a waiting list. The deadline to apply for the 2017-2018 lottery is February 10, 2017.

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