VC receives three awards at Texas Workforce Conference
TWC awards
Victoria College received three awards at the 20th Annual Texas Workforce Conference held Dec. 7-9 at the Hilton Americas in Houston.

Victoria College received three Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) Performance Quality Improvement Awards at the 20th Annual Texas Workforce Conference on Dec. 7 at the Hilton Americas in Houston.

VC won first place in the Local Workforce Development Board Integration category, second place in Employer Partnerships and second place in High School Equivalency Achievement. The combined monetary award from the three awards was $140,000.

“I couldn’t be prouder of our adult education program at Victoria College for receiving these prestigious awards,” said Jennifer Yancey, VC vice president of college advancement and external affairs. “This is proof that Victoria College is making a difference in the workforce in our community, and these awards encourage us to work even harder to maintain that success.”

The awards support AEL grant recipient project performance and innovation through dissemination of information about models within Texas.

Victoria College, which won awards in three of the five categories, completed detailed nomination forms and provided overviews describing linkages, innovation and collaboration used to create outstanding partnerships with employers and AEL students.

“The board integration and employer partnership awards are a reflection of how different agencies that work together can be beneficial to our community and be recognized on a statewide level,” said Tiffany Johnson, VC’s adult education director. “Our high school equivalency completion award highlights the success of many adult education students who have chosen to return to school and overcome many obstacles to continue their education. It is exciting to see our students succeeding and pursuing a better life.

“Our adult education program is honored to receive these awards, and we want to give credit to our amazing community partners who collaborate with us to pool services and resources in order to better serve our adult learners.”

The funds awarded will be used to enhance VC’s Adult Education Program, offer services to AEL students and provide professional development for adult education staff.

Pictured are, front row from left, VC Vice President of College Advancement and External Affairs Jennifer Yancey, VC Adult Education Director Tiffany Johnson and VC Workforce and Continuing Education Director Sherri Pall, and back row, Golden Crescent Workforce Development Board President Chester Sackett, Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services Executive Director Jeremy Martin and Golden Crescent Workforce Development Board Executive Director Henry Guajardo.

Published: Wednesday, 21 December 2016

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