“Build Your Future” will be the theme of a student success seminar featuring workforce development authority Carla Thompson on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing at Galveston College.
Backed by solid credentials and proficiencies in hiring, training and retention of workforce, Thompson brings strong knowledge of communication, construction and craft needs for industry to the Houston-Galveston region.
Her presentation will focus on career opportunities, craft professions, training programs and steps to finding a career in industrial construction.
Thompson is a workforce development manager – Western Region for Turner Industries Group, LLC. She developed her administrative skill set through experience as a workforce development manager, craft training manager, office manager and educational specialist.
Her experience includes power, nuclear, industrial maintenance and industrial construction. In 2009, she earned credentials as a National Center for Construction Education and Research master trainer and NCCER administrator. Her major strengths include administration for NCCER programs, setup of craft training and apprenticeship programs, and collaborating with area businesses and schools.
Thompson is currently the chairperson of the East Harris County Manufacturers Association Craft Training Sub-Committee. She is also involved in workforce development as member of the Gulf Coast Associated Builders and Contractors High School Committee, a previous chair and member of the Associated Builders and Contractors/Construction and Maintenance Education Foundation Craft Training Committee, a member of ABC/CMEF Youth Committee and the ABC Industrial Committee. She has also held an executive position for the State of Virginia on the Southwest Virginia Workforce Development Board.