HCC’s Webster appointed to state’s workforce certification council
Jul 26, 2022
Dr. Michael Webster of Houston Community College has been appointed to the state’s Industry-Based Certification Advisory Council.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made the appointment last week.
“For the Texas economy to continue to flourish, it is vital that our high school career and technical education programs are aligned with the future needs of our workforce,” Patrick said. “I am confident that my appointees will make recommendations to the Texas Workforce Commission that guide our career and technical education programs to be the best they can be.”
HCC’s Webster serves as Associate Vice Chancellor of Workforce Instruction, overseeing all workforce programming across the college multi-campus system. He previously was Regional Workforce Director for the Greater Houston Partnership and an Assistant Superintendent at the Houston Independent School District.
“I am honored by this opportunity to help ensure the state develops a strong inventory of industry-recognized credentials and certificates for those entering our increasingly complex workforce,” Webster said. “This is also a great opportunity for me to emphasize the work we’re doing at HCC and to share programs that are already making a huge difference.”
HCC's programs range from medical, energy and public safety jobs to roles in smart manufacturing and Information Technology, including a new program that targets training fo the in-demand cyber security sector.
Patrick appointed two other individuals to the same board, Sheri Bonds, Director of Career and Technical Education for the Round Rock Independent School District, and Aaron Alejandro,Executive Director of the Texas Future Farmers of America Foundation in Austin.