TCC, Rep. Turner co-host meeting on education, workforce needs 

In preparation for the State of Texas’ 87th Legislative Session, Tarrant County College Southeast recently hosted State Representative Chris Turner, chairman of the Texas House Committee on Higher Education for an interactive session addressing the critical role community colleges play in meeting current and future workforce needs, as well as policy recommendations to support Texas students and their pursuits to complete credentials and enter the workforce.

Attendees included TCC Southeast President William Coppola, TCC Chancellor Eugene Giovannini, JP Morgan Private Bank Market Manager David Nolet and TCC Southeast Cybersecurity Professor Charles Desassure. One of his cybersecurity students, Abdullah Khan, shared his perspectives on the acclaimed cybersecurity program and career opportunities in the region.

Rep. Turner is a longtime supporter of TCC and its mission.  During the current legislative session in Austin, Turner and other state lawmakers are debating education-related funding for Tarrant County schools.

Educate Texas, Philanthropy Advocates and The Hunt Institute informed the content and direction of the conversation, representing TCC’s commitment to serving the community and preparing students for in-demand careers of the future.

Watch highlights of the meeting.