2022 State of Education & Talent Recap
At our 17th annual State of Education & Talent, we celebrated our local schools and businesses that are working together to shape our next generation of talent.
Posted on 11/10/2022 by Diego Valadez
On Thursday, October 27th the Austin Chamber held the 17th annual State of Education & Talent event at the Etter-Harbin Alumni Center at the University of Texas at Austin. This event allowed the community, businesses, and higher education leaders to come together to celebrate and recognize local schools and business partners.
This year's event was filled with well-deserved recognition of our school districts, business champions, and community leaders who continue to keep Central Texas a talent-strong area. For our pre-reception, we enjoyed celebrating and welcoming the new President and CEO of Huston-Tillotson University, Dr. Melva K. Williams.
Leaders from our local universities and colleges joined us for a panel discussion, which was insightful and informative. The discussion included key topics such as what K12 education leaders can do for graduating seniors, especially underrepresented and low-income students, to ensure they are positioned to succeed when they transition to higher education, and how employers and business leaders can collaborate more effectively with higher education institutions in our region.
Featured Speaker - Nestor Ho
Nestor Ho, our Vice Chair for Education and Talent, presented and delivered our annual state of education address for Central Texas. Nestor discussed how the business community can work with policymakers, schools, and colleges to help align and bolster our efforts to strengthen local and state talent pipelines.
2022 Award Recipients
Ron Reed, Community Leader Award
Ron Reed, Founder and Executive Producer of SXSW EDU, has been a champion for education in this region for decades. Because of that, we are thrilled to announce Ron Reed as the recipient of our Community Leader Award, for his service and leadership in our Austin community. Thank you Ron for all you do!
2022 Business Champions
We also recognized award recipient schools and districts as well as the counselors, principals, and superintendents who led the way in achieving the highest academic achievements possible!Check out all of our District Award winners
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