Last Thursday, our very own Melinda Torrison moderated the panel at the Pasadena Chamber Luncheon. The theme was “Workforce Demands Impact All Industries.”
The panel consisted of Dr. Ira Blake, President of the University of Houston – Clear Lake Campus, Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor at San Jacinto College and Dr. DeeAnn Powell, Superintendent of Pasadena ISD.
Meador had a table and we invited all of the Principals of the Pasadena ISD High Schools to attend. We had the opportunity to not only hear what the colleges and district are doing to help prepare students for the needs of the local workforce, but we also were able to talk with the Principals about ways that Meador can partner with them.
It was a fantastic event and Melinda did an incredible job. She is becoming known for her killer moderating skills! It’s incredibly exciting to see how serious our educational institutions are partnering with industry to feed a skilled workforce back into our local economy!