Join us for the student success seminar: BUILD YOUR FUTURE with Carla Thompson. Learn more about career opportunities, how craft progression happens, the value of training programs, and steps to help you find a career in Industrial Construction.
Workforce Development Manager, Western Region, Turner Industries Group, LLC
“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.
Feb. 7: Study Smarter Not Harder Success Seminar
On Thursday, Feb. 7, from 4-5 p.m. in the Seibel Wing-West, Elvia Bytautas, developmental education and student success advisor, will help students learn about the steps of the study cycle and discover how to engage in meaningful, active learning to achieve the results they want in class. Free and open to students, faculty and staff. Refreshments will be served.
The Student Activities office at Galveston College will present “Financial Aid 101” on Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 4-5 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.
Presenter will be Tyese Dunn, Galveston College financial aid coordinator.
“Participants of this workshop will learn the basics about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the financial aid awarding process and timeline, and the effect of scholarships and other outside assistance on financial aid funding,” said Cynthia Parra, coordinator of Student Activities at Galveston College.
For more information, contact Parra at firstname.lastname@example.org.