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Monday, November 18
 

10:00am CST

Opening Keynote Session: Dream Bigger, Go Further
Students will recognize their potential and “ability” to create their own future--and become their own hero:
EMPLOY ability
RESPONSE ability
ACCOUNT ability
Kyle will address the areas below as he empowers students to think more strategically, expand their individual awareness and find the way to take inspired action toward the work, career, and life they are passionate about.
  • The power of positive thinking to remove limiting beliefs
  • Identify and connect with their passion
  • Find the motivation to take inspired action

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Pertuis

Kyle Pertuis

Founder and Head Coach, Mindfit Coaching
Kyle Pertuis is a seasoned Professional Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant. He holds the designation of PCC (Professional Certified Coach) through the International Coach Federation and is the Founder and Head Coach of MindFit Coaching, Inc. He also serves as a... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 10:00am - 10:40am CST
Hickory - Laurel - Magnolia

10:50am CST

Earn While You Learn: Dive Into a Challenging Advanced Manufacturing Career with TX FAME (Adv Manuf Group 1)
The Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (TX FAME) Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) program is an earn while you learn program that affords individuals the opportunity to earn a two-year associate’s degree through St. Philip’s College Southwest Campus while being sponsored by an industry leading company. Students garner valuable industry insight through a Dept. of Labor registered apprenticeship, earn a livable wage, and graduate with little to no student loan debt! This workshop offers further exploration of the program followed by a chance to hear from current AMT students.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Chain

Katie Chain

Education & Workforce Program Manager, H-E-B; Vice President, TX FAME, H-E-B
Katie Chain serves as Education and Workforce Program Manager at H-E-B headquarters. In her role, she oversees high school and 2-year technical internship programs, coordinates job shadow experiences for middle and high school students, leads the company’s teacher externship program... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:30am CST
Uvalde

10:50am CST

Internships and Apprenticeship Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing (Adv Manufacturing Group 2)
Can you really make over $41,000 per year ($20/hour) with no college, and only three years of experience? Come learn how.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Althaus

Sean Althaus

Training Coordinator, Cox Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Sean graduated high school in 2007, spent four years in the Army Reserves, completed Cox Manufacturing's Apprenticeship Program, and have been Cox's Training Coordinator since 2016.As a coordinator, he helps apprentices learn how to read blueprints, measure parts, and troubleshoot... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:30am CST
Zavala

10:50am CST

Constructing the Future: Career Opportunities in Industrial Construction (Construction Group 2)
Speakers
avatar for Nikki McNish

Nikki McNish

Talent Acquisition Manager, Zachry Group
Nikki McNish will be co-presenting with Sebastian Guerra, Internship Coordinator at Zachry Group. 
avatar for Sebastian Guerra

Sebastian Guerra

Internship Program Coordinator, Zachry Group


Monday November 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:30am CST
Medina

10:50am CST

Transition to Internships & Apprenticeship with TDIndustries (Construction Group 1)
This presentation will focus on what a Mechanical Construction  company does as well as on TDIndustries Internships and full time Apprenticeships. See how the construction industry and virtual reality work together.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Joseph

Mark Joseph

TA Program Manager, TDIndustries
Mark Joseph is a strategic, driven, high-energy, results-oriented Talent Acquisition Professional with a strong business acumen and entrepreneurial mindset! She has a combined near 25 years of solid experience with a diverse background in the areas of direct sales, management, training... Read More →
avatar for Todd Ferguson

Todd Ferguson

Production Manager II, TDIndustries


Monday November 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:30am CST
Maverick

10:50am CST

Employability Skills: Unleash Your Superpowers (Construction Group 3)
Choosing the career of your dreams can be overwhelming. With a little reflection and vision, you can begin to put the wheels on your destiny in motion with pragmatic inquiry. What is pragmatic inquiry?  It is a process where you begin with a challenging question and explore different options to be considered. In this workshop students will be challenged to think critically about the future they want to create for themselves. 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Smith-Perry

Jessica Smith-Perry

Executive Coach & facilitator, JSP Coaching
Jessica Smith-Perry is an ICF-certified executive coach and a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach, focused on guiding leaders to make lasting behavioral changes that transform their lives, their teams, and their organizations. Jessica's career has been in non-profit management... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:30am CST
Real

10:50am CST

Employability Skills: Unleash Your Superpowers (Healthcare Group 3)
Choosing the career of your dreams can be overwhelming. With a little reflection and vision, you can begin to put the wheels on your destiny in motion with pragmatic inquiry. What is pragmatic inquiry?  It is a process where you begin with a challenging question and explore different options to be considered. In this workshop students will be challenged to think critically about the future they want to create for themselves. 

Speakers
avatar for Carissa Gay

Carissa Gay

Career and Leadership Coach, Courageous Leaders
Carissa Gay is President of ICF San Antonio and CEO of Courageous Leaders, a coaching and training firm specializing in career transitions and leadership development. Her career spans 20 years in non-profit, academic, and corporate spheres, all dedicated to equipping leaders of significant... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:30am CST
Kinney

10:50am CST

Employability Skills: Unleash Your Superpowers (Healthcare Group 9)
Choosing the career of your dreams can be overwhelming. With a little reflection and vision, you can begin to put the wheels on your destiny in motion with pragmatic inquiry. What is pragmatic inquiry?  It is a process where you begin with a challenging question and explore different options to be considered. In this workshop students will be challenged to think critically about the future they want to create for themselves. 

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Cardinal

Leslie Cardinal

Business and Leadership Coach, Leslie Ann Cardinal, LLC
Leslie Ann Cardinal loves to help people figure out their career goals and to accelerate their progress to make them come true. She believes that each person has unique and valuable gifts and talents that can make a difference in the world. Leslie provides career coaching, training... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:30am CST
La Salle

10:50am CST

Fund Your Dreams (Healthcare Group 7)
This session will provide information on additional financial assistance to help you pay your way through college for specific career tracks.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Valdez

Melissa Valdez

Recruiter, Project QUEST


Monday November 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:30am CST
Pecan

10:50am CST

Opportunities in Biomedical Research (Healthcare Group 6)
Alex Wadley will speak about the varying positions offered at Texas Biomed and mention some of the certifications and degrees that supplement each. She will go over the importance of biomedical research and the various opportunities that exist in San Antonio.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Wadley

Alex Wadley

Community Outreach Coordinator, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
My name is Alexandria Wadley and I am the Community Outreach Coordinator at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. I am originally from Houston and moved to San Antonio to go to school at UTSA where I received my B.A. in Anthropology in 2011. After graduating college... Read More →
avatar for Colwyn Headley

Colwyn Headley

Researcher/Graduate Student, Texas Biomedical Research Institute


Monday November 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:30am CST
Kerr

10:50am CST

Opportunities in Rehabilitation Therapy (Healthcare Group 2)
This workshop will describe the three rehabilitation therapy areas of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. It will compare and contrast these three disciplines and discuss post-secondary education requirements. Rehabilitation Tech/Aide's will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Koyle

Elizabeth Koyle

Executive Director, Rehabilitation Therapy Programs, University Health System
Dr. Elizabeth Koyle is the Executive Director of Rehab Therapy Programs at University Health System.  She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Duke University, her PhD from University of Utah, an MBA in Health Care Management, and Masters of Health Leadership from Western... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:30am CST
Oak

10:50am CST

Post Secondary Education Opportunities in Physical Therapy (Healthcare Group 4)
Students will learn about the educational path to becoming a physical therapist. In addition, students will learn about recent advancements in physical therapy and the various settings physical therapists practice in.

Speakers
avatar for William Richardson

William Richardson

Physical Therapist, LifeClinic
Dr. Richardson earned his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and his doctorate from Texas Woman's University - Houston. He currently practices in an outpatient orthopedic setting, and serves on the board for the local district of the Texas... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:30am CST
Mesquite

10:50am CST

Pursuing a Career in Nutrition and Dietetics (Healthcare Group 1)
This presentation will expand on the steps needed to pursue a career in Nutrition and Dietetics. We will also discuss local post-secondary education programs, volunteer/internship opportunities, and career paths available in the Nutrition and Dietetics field. The presenter will also emphasize on clinical nutrition and personal experiences as a UTSA graduate from the Coordinated Program in Dietetics.

Speakers
avatar for Rafaela Infante

Rafaela Infante

Pediatric Dietitian, Methodist Hospital
Rafaela’s love for food began at an early age. In her high school years, she began to ponder how she might turn that love of food into a rewarding career in the medical field. Rafaela developed an interest in the study of nutrition and dietetics after reading a book about nutrition... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:30am CST
Maple

10:50am CST

The World of Prosthetics (Healthcare Group 8)
We will discuss upper extremity prosthetics and lower extremity prosthetics. Will also discuss education requirements to become a prosthetist.

Speakers
avatar for Jaclyn Astorga

Jaclyn Astorga

Certified/Licensed Prosthetist, Audie Murphy VA Hospital
In 1996, Jackie was involved in a car accident which introduced her to the world of prosthetics. In 2004, she graduated from Southwestern Medical University in Dallas, Texas. In 2006, she completed her residency from UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.


Monday November 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:30am CST
Riverwalk

10:50am CST

IT Certifications Lead to Careers (IT Group 1)
In the last 6+ years Open Cloud Academy has helped more than 900 students achieve technical certifications that have lead to promising careers in IT. Through our hands-on approach to learning, students learn by doing.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Benavidez

Marcus Benavidez

Director, Open Cloud Academy (Rackspace)
Marcus Benavidez is the Academy Director of Open Cloud Academy, a unique hands-on learning academy that provides students the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to enter into the IT workforce. Marcus has held numerous roles since he began his career at Rackspace in 2007... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:30am CST
Cottonwood

10:50am CST

Yes, You Can! (Healthcare Group 5 + IT Group 2)
How and where you are in your life now do not determine who you will become. Your knowledge on workforce development as a youth, and how to take advantage of services and community resources can change your entire life.

Speakers
avatar for Shantelle Artis

Shantelle Artis

Youth Program Specialist, Workforce Solutions Alamo
Shantelle Artis has been known for her commitment to the youth population in providing mentoring, career path decision making and accountability. Shantelle’s passion and career is in Workforce Development. She started her career with Workforce Solutions Alamo as a case-manager assisting... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 10:50am - 11:30am CST
Redbud

11:40am CST

Earn While You Learn: Dive Into a Challenging Advanced Manufacturing Career with TX FAME (Adv Manufacturing Group 2)
The Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (TX FAME) Advanced Manufacturing Technology (AMT) program is an earn while you learn program that affords individuals the opportunity to earn a two-year associate’s degree through St. Philip’s College Southwest Campus while being sponsored by an industry leading company. Students garner valuable industry insight through a Dept. of Labor registered apprenticeship, earn a livable wage, and graduate with little to no student loan debt! This workshop offers further exploration of the program followed by a chance to hear from current AMT students.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Chain

Katie Chain

Education & Workforce Program Manager, H-E-B; Vice President, TX FAME, H-E-B
Katie Chain serves as Education and Workforce Program Manager at H-E-B headquarters. In her role, she oversees high school and 2-year technical internship programs, coordinates job shadow experiences for middle and high school students, leads the company’s teacher externship program... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:20pm CST
Uvalde

11:40am CST

Internships and Apprenticeship Opportunities in Advanced Manufacturing (Adv Manufacturing Group 1)
Can you really make over $41,000 per year ($20/hour) with no college, and only three years of experience? Come learn how.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Althaus

Sean Althaus

Training Coordinator, Cox Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Sean graduated high school in 2007, spent four years in the Army Reserves, completed Cox Manufacturing's Apprenticeship Program, and have been Cox's Training Coordinator since 2016.As a coordinator, he helps apprentices learn how to read blueprints, measure parts, and troubleshoot... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:20pm CST
Zavala

11:40am CST

Constructing the Future: Career Opportunities in Industrial Construction (Construction Group 3)
TBA

Speakers
avatar for Nikki McNish

Nikki McNish

Talent Acquisition Manager, Zachry Group
Nikki McNish will be co-presenting with Sebastian Guerra, Internship Coordinator at Zachry Group. 
avatar for Sebastian Guerra

Sebastian Guerra

Internship Program Coordinator, Zachry Group


Monday November 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:20pm CST
Medina

11:40am CST

Internships and Apprenticeship Opportunities in Construction with MGC Contractors (Construction Group 1)
We will provide students with information on who our company is and what we do within the construction industry; provide information on how we each got to where we are in our careers; show that is possible to be successful with a four year college or a trade school program. We will give examples of ways to get into our company/industry and conduct a small plan reading exercise to highlight an extremely important skill in our industry.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Olsen

Matt Olsen

Project Manager, MGC Contractors
avatar for Doug Hoopes

Doug Hoopes

Vice President Operations Manager, MGC Contractors


Monday November 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:20pm CST
Maverick

11:40am CST

Employability Skills: Unleash Your Superpowers (Construction Group 2)
Choosing the career of your dreams can be overwhelming. With a little reflection and vision, you can begin to put the wheels on your destiny in motion with pragmatic inquiry. What is pragmatic inquiry?  It is a process where you begin with a challenging question and explore different options to be considered. In this workshop students will be challenged to think critically about the future they want to create for themselves. 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Smith-Perry

Jessica Smith-Perry

Executive Coach & facilitator, JSP Coaching
Jessica Smith-Perry is an ICF-certified executive coach and a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach, focused on guiding leaders to make lasting behavioral changes that transform their lives, their teams, and their organizations. Jessica's career has been in non-profit management... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:20pm CST
Real

11:40am CST

Employability Skills: Unleash Your Superpowers (Healthcare Group 6)
Choosing the career of your dreams can be overwhelming. With a little reflection and vision, you can begin to put the wheels on your destiny in motion with pragmatic inquiry. What is pragmatic inquiry?  It is a process where you begin with a challenging question and explore different options to be considered. In this workshop students will be challenged to think critically about the future they want to create for themselves. 

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Cardinal

Leslie Cardinal

Business and Leadership Coach, Leslie Ann Cardinal, LLC
Leslie Ann Cardinal loves to help people figure out their career goals and to accelerate their progress to make them come true. She believes that each person has unique and valuable gifts and talents that can make a difference in the world. Leslie provides career coaching, training... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:20pm CST
La Salle

11:40am CST

Employability Skills: Unleash Your Superpowers (Healthcare Group 7)
Choosing the career of your dreams can be overwhelming. With a little reflection and vision, you can begin to put the wheels on your destiny in motion with pragmatic inquiry. What is pragmatic inquiry?  It is a process where you begin with a challenging question and explore different options to be considered. In this workshop students will be challenged to think critically about the future they want to create for themselves. 

Speakers
avatar for Carissa Gay

Carissa Gay

Career and Leadership Coach, Courageous Leaders
Carissa Gay is President of ICF San Antonio and CEO of Courageous Leaders, a coaching and training firm specializing in career transitions and leadership development. Her career spans 20 years in non-profit, academic, and corporate spheres, all dedicated to equipping leaders of significant... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:20pm CST
Kinney

11:40am CST

Fund Your Dreams (Healthcare Group 9)
This session will provide information on additional financial assistance to help you pay your way through college for specific career tracks.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Valdez

Melissa Valdez

Recruiter, Project QUEST


Monday November 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:20pm CST
Redbud

11:40am CST

Healthcare Programs at San Antonio College (Healthcare Group 4)
The session will discuss the health care programs at San Antonio College such as nursing, dental assistance, emergency medical technician, health care administration, etc. plus the educational requirements and length of time for each program.

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia De Leon

Sylvia De Leon

Professor/Program Coordinator, San Antonio College
Sylvia De Leon holds an MA in Public Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare, an MA in Human Resource Management. She received an excellence award from the American Medical Association for managing excellent health programs. She teaches courses in Business Management and Public... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:20pm CST
Pecan

11:40am CST

Opportunities in Biomedical Research (Healthcare Group 3)
Alex Wadley will speak about the varying positions offered at Texas Biomed and mention some of the certifications and degrees that supplement each. She will go over the importance of biomedical research and the various opportunities that exist in San Antonio.

Speakers
avatar for Colwyn Headley

Colwyn Headley

Researcher/Graduate Student, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
avatar for Alex Wadley

Alex Wadley

Community Outreach Coordinator, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
My name is Alexandria Wadley and I am the Community Outreach Coordinator at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. I am originally from Houston and moved to San Antonio to go to school at UTSA where I received my B.A. in Anthropology in 2011. After graduating college... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:20pm CST
Kerr

11:40am CST

Opportunities in Rehabilitation Therapy (Healthcare Group 8)
This workshop will describe the three rehabilitation therapy areas of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. It will compare and contrast these three disciplines and discuss post-secondary education requirements. Rehabilitation Tech/Aide's will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Koyle

Elizabeth Koyle

Executive Director, Rehabilitation Therapy Programs, University Health System
Dr. Elizabeth Koyle is the Executive Director of Rehab Therapy Programs at University Health System.  She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Duke University, her PhD from University of Utah, an MBA in Health Care Management, and Masters of Health Leadership from Western... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:20pm CST
Oak

11:40am CST

Post Secondary Education Opportunities in Physical Therapy (Healthcare Group 1)
Students will learn about the educational path to becoming a physical therapist. In addition, students will learn about recent advancements in physical therapy and the various settings physical therapists practice in.

Speakers
avatar for William Richardson

William Richardson

Physical Therapist, LifeClinic
Dr. Richardson earned his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and his doctorate from Texas Woman's University - Houston. He currently practices in an outpatient orthopedic setting, and serves on the board for the local district of the Texas... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:20pm CST
Mesquite

11:40am CST

Pursuing a Career in Nutrition and Dietetics (Healthcare Group 2)
This presentation will expand on the steps needed to pursue a career in Nutrition and Dietetics. We will also discuss local post-secondary education programs, volunteer/internship opportunities, and career paths available in the Nutrition and Dietetics field. The presenter will also emphasize on clinical nutrition and personal experiences as a UTSA graduate from the Coordinated Program in Dietetics.

Speakers
avatar for Rafaela Infante

Rafaela Infante

Pediatric Dietitian, Methodist Hospital
Rafaela’s love for food began at an early age. In her high school years, she began to ponder how she might turn that love of food into a rewarding career in the medical field. Rafaela developed an interest in the study of nutrition and dietetics after reading a book about nutrition... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:20pm CST
Maple

11:40am CST

The World of Prosthetics (Healthcare Group 5)
We will discuss upper extremity prosthetics and lower extremity prosthetics. Will also discuss education requirements to become a prosthetist.

Speakers
avatar for Jaclyn Astorga

Jaclyn Astorga

Certified/Licensed Prosthetist, Audie Murphy VA Hospital
In 1996, Jackie was involved in a car accident which introduced her to the world of prosthetics. In 2004, she graduated from Southwestern Medical University in Dallas, Texas. In 2006, she completed her residency from UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.


Monday November 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:20pm CST
Riverwalk

11:40am CST

IT Certifications Lead to Careers (IT Group 2)
In the last 6+ years Open Cloud Academy has helped more than 900 students achieve technical certifications that have lead to promising careers in IT. Through our hands-on approach to learning, students learn by doing.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Benavidez

Marcus Benavidez

Director, Open Cloud Academy (Rackspace)
Marcus Benavidez is the Academy Director of Open Cloud Academy, a unique hands-on learning academy that provides students the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to enter into the IT workforce. Marcus has held numerous roles since he began his career at Rackspace in 2007... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:20pm CST
Cottonwood

11:40am CST

Yes You Can! (IT Group 1)
How and where you are in your life now do not determine who you will become. Your knowledge on workforce development as a youth, and how to take advantage of services and community resources can change your entire life.

Speakers
avatar for Shantelle Artis

Shantelle Artis

Youth Program Specialist, Workforce Solutions Alamo
Shantelle Artis has been known for her commitment to the youth population in providing mentoring, career path decision making and accountability. Shantelle’s passion and career is in Workforce Development. She started her career with Workforce Solutions Alamo as a case-manager assisting... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 11:40am - 12:20pm CST
Cypress

12:50pm CST

Internship Opportunites in Manufacturing (Adv Manufacturing Group 1)
Students will expore the various internships and career paths available at Caterpillar.

Speakers
avatar for Marion Masters

Marion Masters

Recruiter, Caterpillar
Marion Masters has 20 years of experience in Human Resources and Talent Acquisition. She is currently a recruiter for Caterpillar Inc. She enjoys helping students and youth set goals to progress in life.


Monday November 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:30pm CST
Zavala

12:50pm CST

Career Opportunities with the San Antonio Water System (Construction Group 2)
This session will cover pointers on completing applications, writing resumes, and interviewing; entry level positions with SAWS; and Construction Inspection positions with SAWS.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Medellin

Martha Medellin

Senior Human Resources Business Partner, San Antonio Water System
Martha Medellin, Master's in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, 24 years working with municipal government, and a graduate from Luther Burbank High School.  
avatar for Quintin Pollok

Quintin Pollok

Engineer - Manager, San Antonio Water System
Quintin Pollok, Bachelor of Science Degree from UTSA, Project Engineer in Civil Service with 20 years of service with the San Antonio Water System. An East Central High School Graduate.


Monday November 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:30pm CST
Medina

12:50pm CST

Electrical Apprenticeship (Construction Group 1)
This workshop will focus on how the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) program combines education with on the job training. IEC's program is recognized by the State of Texas as well as the Federal Government.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Howard

Joey Howard

Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC)
avatar for Raul Vasquez

Raul Vasquez

Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC)


Monday November 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:30pm CST
Real

12:50pm CST

Transition to Internships & Apprenticeship with TDIndustries (Construction Group 3)
This presentation will focus on what a Mechanical Construction  company does as well as on TDIndustries Internships and full time Apprenticeships. See how the construction industry and virtual reality work together.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Joseph

Mark Joseph

TA Program Manager, TDIndustries
Mark Joseph is a strategic, driven, high-energy, results-oriented Talent Acquisition Professional with a strong business acumen and entrepreneurial mindset! She has a combined near 25 years of solid experience with a diverse background in the areas of direct sales, management, training... Read More →
avatar for Todd Ferguson

Todd Ferguson

Production Manager II, TDIndustries


Monday November 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:30pm CST
Maverick

12:50pm CST

Employability Skills: Unleash Your Superpowers (Adv Manufacturing Group 2)
Choosing the career of your dreams can be overwhelming. With a little reflection and vision, you can begin to put the wheels on your destiny in motion with pragmatic inquiry. What is pragmatic inquiry?  It is a process where you begin with a challenging question and explore different options to be considered. In this workshop students will be challenged to think critically about the future they want to create for themselves. 

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Cardinal

Leslie Cardinal

Business and Leadership Coach, Leslie Ann Cardinal, LLC
Leslie Ann Cardinal loves to help people figure out their career goals and to accelerate their progress to make them come true. She believes that each person has unique and valuable gifts and talents that can make a difference in the world. Leslie provides career coaching, training... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:30pm CST
Uvalde

12:50pm CST

Employability Skills: Unleash Your Superpowers (Healthcare Group 1 + Healthcare Group 2)
Choosing the career of your dreams can be overwhelming. With a little reflection and vision, you can begin to put the wheels on your destiny in motion with pragmatic inquiry. What is pragmatic inquiry?  It is a process where you begin with a challenging question and explore different options to be considered. In this workshop students will be challenged to think critically about the future they want to create for themselves. 

Speakers
avatar for Carissa Gay

Carissa Gay

Career and Leadership Coach, Courageous Leaders
Carissa Gay is President of ICF San Antonio and CEO of Courageous Leaders, a coaching and training firm specializing in career transitions and leadership development. Her career spans 20 years in non-profit, academic, and corporate spheres, all dedicated to equipping leaders of significant... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:30pm CST
Redbud

12:50pm CST

Employability Skills: Unleash Your Superpowers (IT Group 2)
Choosing the career of your dreams can be overwhelming. With a little reflection and vision, you can begin to put the wheels on your destiny in motion with pragmatic inquiry. What is pragmatic inquiry?  It is a process where you begin with a challenging question and explore different options to be considered. In this workshop students will be challenged to think critically about the future they want to create for themselves. 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Smith-Perry

Jessica Smith-Perry

Executive Coach & facilitator, JSP Coaching
Jessica Smith-Perry is an ICF-certified executive coach and a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach, focused on guiding leaders to make lasting behavioral changes that transform their lives, their teams, and their organizations. Jessica's career has been in non-profit management... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:30pm CST
Cypress

12:50pm CST

Healthcare Programs at San Antonio College (Healthcare Group 8)
The session will discuss the health care programs at San Antonio College such as nursing, dental assistance, emergency medical technician, health care administration, etc. plus the educational requirements and length of time for each program.

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia De Leon

Sylvia De Leon

Professor/Program Coordinator, San Antonio College
Sylvia De Leon holds an MA in Public Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare, an MA in Human Resource Management. She received an excellence award from the American Medical Association for managing excellent health programs. She teaches courses in Business Management and Public... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:30pm CST
Pecan

12:50pm CST

Opportunities in Biomedical Research (Healthcare Group 5)
Alex Wadley will speak about the varying positions offered at Texas Biomed and mention some of the certifications and degrees that supplement each. She will go over the importance of biomedical research and the various opportunities that exist in San Antonio.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Wadley

Alex Wadley

Community Outreach Coordinator, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
My name is Alexandria Wadley and I am the Community Outreach Coordinator at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. I am originally from Houston and moved to San Antonio to go to school at UTSA where I received my B.A. in Anthropology in 2011. After graduating college... Read More →
avatar for Colwyn Headley

Colwyn Headley

Researcher/Graduate Student, Texas Biomedical Research Institute


Monday November 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:30pm CST
Kerr

12:50pm CST

Opportunities in Rehabilitation Therapy (Healthcare Group 6)
This workshop will describe the three rehabilitation therapy areas of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. It will compare and contrast these three disciplines and discuss post-secondary education requirements. Rehabilitation Tech/Aide's will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Koyle

Elizabeth Koyle

Executive Director, Rehabilitation Therapy Programs, University Health System
Dr. Elizabeth Koyle is the Executive Director of Rehab Therapy Programs at University Health System.  She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Duke University, her PhD from University of Utah, an MBA in Health Care Management, and Masters of Health Leadership from Western... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:30pm CST
Oak

12:50pm CST

Post Secondary Education Opportunities in Physical Therapy (Healthcare Group 7)
Students will learn about the educational path to becoming a physical therapist. In addition, students will learn about recent advancements in physical therapy and the various settings physical therapists practice in.

Speakers
avatar for William Richardson

William Richardson

Physical Therapist, LifeClinic
Dr. Richardson earned his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and his doctorate from Texas Woman's University - Houston. He currently practices in an outpatient orthopedic setting, and serves on the board for the local district of the Texas... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:30pm CST
Mesquite

12:50pm CST

Pursuing a Career in Nutrition and Dietetics (Heathcare Group 9)
This presentation will expand on the steps needed to pursue a career in Nutrition and Dietetics. We will also discuss local post-secondary education programs, volunteer/internship opportunities, and career paths available in the Nutrition and Dietetics field. The presenter will also emphasize on clinical nutrition and personal experiences as a UTSA graduate from the Coordinated Program in Dietetics.

Speakers
avatar for Rafaela Infante

Rafaela Infante

Pediatric Dietitian, Methodist Hospital
Rafaela’s love for food began at an early age. In her high school years, she began to ponder how she might turn that love of food into a rewarding career in the medical field. Rafaela developed an interest in the study of nutrition and dietetics after reading a book about nutrition... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:30pm CST
Maple

12:50pm CST

The World of Prosthetics (Healthcare Group 3)
We will discuss upper extremity prosthetics and lower extremity prosthetics. Will also discuss education requirements to become a prosthetist.

Speakers
avatar for Jaclyn Astorga

Jaclyn Astorga

Certified/Licensed Prosthetist, Audie Murphy VA Hospital
In 1996, Jackie was involved in a car accident which introduced her to the world of prosthetics. In 2004, she graduated from Southwestern Medical University in Dallas, Texas. In 2006, she completed her residency from UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.


Monday November 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:30pm CST
Riverwalk

12:50pm CST

Exploring Digital Marketing as a Career Path for You (IT Group 1)
What is digital marketing? What is an Apprenticeship? Do I have what it takes? These are the questions we will be answering and exploring during the session. We will dig deeper into what DCI looks for when selecting apprentices and how a prospective student can prepare themselves to pursue a career in this ever-growing field.

Speakers
avatar for Ana Poenisch

Ana Poenisch

Program Manager, Digital Creative Institute
Ana Poenisch is a dedicated Program Manager with a demonstrated history of working in program and project management. She is a seasoned professional skilled in sales, leadership, marketing, social media, and research. She is passionate about people reaching their full potential in... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:30pm CST
Cottonwood

12:50pm CST

Yes, You Can! (Healthcare Group 4)
How and where you are in your life now do not determine who you will become. Your knowledge on workforce development as a youth, and how to take advantage of services and community resources can change your entire life.

Speakers
avatar for Shantelle Artis

Shantelle Artis

Youth Program Specialist, Workforce Solutions Alamo
Shantelle Artis has been known for her commitment to the youth population in providing mentoring, career path decision making and accountability. Shantelle’s passion and career is in Workforce Development. She started her career with Workforce Solutions Alamo as a case-manager assisting... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:30pm CST
Kinney

1:40pm CST

Internship Opportunites in Manufacturing (Adv Manufacturing Group 2)
Students will expore the various internships and career paths available at Caterpillar.

Speakers
avatar for Marion Masters

Marion Masters

Recruiter, Caterpillar
Marion Masters has 20 years of experience in Human Resources and Talent Acquisition. She is currently a recruiter for Caterpillar Inc. She enjoys helping students and youth set goals to progress in life.


Monday November 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:20pm CST
Zavala

1:40pm CST

Career Opportunities with the San Antonio Water System (Construction Group 1)
This session will cover pointers on completing applications, writing resumes, and interviewing; entry level positions with SAWS; and Construction Inspection positions with SAWS.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Medellin

Martha Medellin

Senior Human Resources Business Partner, San Antonio Water System
Martha Medellin, Master's in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, 24 years working with municipal government, and a graduate from Luther Burbank High School.  
avatar for Quintin Pollok

Quintin Pollok

Engineer - Manager, San Antonio Water System
Quintin Pollok, Bachelor of Science Degree from UTSA, Project Engineer in Civil Service with 20 years of service with the San Antonio Water System. An East Central High School Graduate.


Monday November 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:20pm CST
Medina

1:40pm CST

Electrical Apprenticeship (Construction Group 3)
This workshop will focus on how the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) program combines education with on the job training. IEC's program is recognized by the State of Texas as well as the Federal Government.

Speakers
avatar for Joey Howard

Joey Howard

Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC)
avatar for Raul Vasquez

Raul Vasquez

Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC)


Monday November 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:20pm CST
Real

1:40pm CST

Employability Skills: Unleash Your Superpowers (Adv Manufacturing Group 1)
Choosing the career of your dreams can be overwhelming. With a little reflection and vision, you can begin to put the wheels on your destiny in motion with pragmatic inquiry. What is pragmatic inquiry?  It is a process where you begin with a challenging question and explore different options to be considered. In this workshop students will be challenged to think critically about the future they want to create for themselves. 

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Cardinal

Leslie Cardinal

Business and Leadership Coach, Leslie Ann Cardinal, LLC
Leslie Ann Cardinal loves to help people figure out their career goals and to accelerate their progress to make them come true. She believes that each person has unique and valuable gifts and talents that can make a difference in the world. Leslie provides career coaching, training... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:20pm CST
Uvalde

1:40pm CST

Employability Skills: Unleash Your Superpowers (Healthcare Group 5)
Choosing the career of your dreams can be overwhelming. With a little reflection and vision, you can begin to put the wheels on your destiny in motion with pragmatic inquiry. What is pragmatic inquiry?  It is a process where you begin with a challenging question and explore different options to be considered. In this workshop students will be challenged to think critically about the future they want to create for themselves. 

Speakers
avatar for Carissa Gay

Carissa Gay

Career and Leadership Coach, Courageous Leaders
Carissa Gay is President of ICF San Antonio and CEO of Courageous Leaders, a coaching and training firm specializing in career transitions and leadership development. Her career spans 20 years in non-profit, academic, and corporate spheres, all dedicated to equipping leaders of significant... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:20pm CST
Redbud

1:40pm CST

Employability Skills: Unleash Your Superpowers (IT Group 1)
Choosing the career of your dreams can be overwhelming. With a little reflection and vision, you can begin to put the wheels on your destiny in motion with pragmatic inquiry. What is pragmatic inquiry?  It is a process where you begin with a challenging question and explore different options to be considered. In this workshop students will be challenged to think critically about the future they want to create for themselves. 

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Smith-Perry

Jessica Smith-Perry

Executive Coach & facilitator, JSP Coaching
Jessica Smith-Perry is an ICF-certified executive coach and a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach, focused on guiding leaders to make lasting behavioral changes that transform their lives, their teams, and their organizations. Jessica's career has been in non-profit management... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:20pm CST
Cypress

1:40pm CST

Fund Your Dreams (Construction Group 2)
This session will provide information on additional financial assistance to help you pay your way through college for specific career tracks.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Valdez

Melissa Valdez

Recruiter, Project QUEST


Monday November 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:20pm CST
Maverick

1:40pm CST

Free Healthcare Training at the Alamo Colleges Eastside Education and Training Center - EETC (Healthcare Group 8)
This session will focus on general programs and services at the Alamo Eastside Education and Training Center (EETC), and specifically on the Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) courses and programs.

Speakers
avatar for Delicia Herrera

Delicia Herrera

Off-Site Coordinator for the Alamo Colleges Eastside Education and Training Center (EETC), Alamo Colleges
Delicia Herrera is a lifelong resident of San Antonio, a proud product of the Edgewood community and attended undergraduate and graduate school at St. Mary’s University. She was elected to the San Antonio City Council in 2005 and re-elected in 2007 by the largest margin of any contested... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:20pm CST
La Salle

1:40pm CST

Healthcare Programs at San Antonio College (Healthcare Group 7)
The session will discuss the health care programs at San Antonio College such as nursing, dental assistance, emergency medical technician, health care administration, etc. plus the educational requirements and length of time for each program.

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia De Leon

Sylvia De Leon

Professor/Program Coordinator, San Antonio College
Sylvia De Leon holds an MA in Public Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare, an MA in Human Resource Management. She received an excellence award from the American Medical Association for managing excellent health programs. She teaches courses in Business Management and Public... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:20pm CST
Pecan

1:40pm CST

Opportunities in Biomedical Research (Healthcare Group 1)
Alex Wadley will speak about the varying positions offered at Texas Biomed and mention some of the certifications and degrees that supplement each. She will go over the importance of biomedical research and the various opportunities that exist in San Antonio.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Wadley

Alex Wadley

Community Outreach Coordinator, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
My name is Alexandria Wadley and I am the Community Outreach Coordinator at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas. I am originally from Houston and moved to San Antonio to go to school at UTSA where I received my B.A. in Anthropology in 2011. After graduating college... Read More →
avatar for Colwyn Headley

Colwyn Headley

Researcher/Graduate Student, Texas Biomedical Research Institute


Monday November 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:20pm CST
Kerr

1:40pm CST

Opportunities in Rehabilitation Therapy (Healthcare Group 9)
This workshop will describe the three rehabilitation therapy areas of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. It will compare and contrast these three disciplines and discuss post-secondary education requirements. Rehabilitation Tech/Aide's will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Koyle

Elizabeth Koyle

Executive Director, Rehabilitation Therapy Programs, University Health System
Dr. Elizabeth Koyle is the Executive Director of Rehab Therapy Programs at University Health System.  She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Duke University, her PhD from University of Utah, an MBA in Health Care Management, and Masters of Health Leadership from Western... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:20pm CST
Oak

1:40pm CST

Post Secondary Education Opportunities in Physical Therapy (Healthcare Group 6)
Students will learn about the educational path to becoming a physical therapist. In addition, students will learn about recent advancements in physical therapy and the various settings physical therapists practice in.

Speakers
avatar for William Richardson

William Richardson

Physical Therapist, LifeClinic
Dr. Richardson earned his bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and his doctorate from Texas Woman's University - Houston. He currently practices in an outpatient orthopedic setting, and serves on the board for the local district of the Texas... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:20pm CST
Mesquite

1:40pm CST

Pursuing a Career in Nutrition and Dietetics (Healthcare Group 4)
This presentation will expand on the steps needed to pursue a career in Nutrition and Dietetics. We will also discuss local post-secondary education programs, volunteer/internship opportunities, and career paths available in the Nutrition and Dietetics field. The presenter will also emphasize on clinical nutrition and personal experiences as a UTSA graduate from the Coordinated Program in Dietetics.

Speakers
avatar for Rafaela Infante

Rafaela Infante

Pediatric Dietitian, Methodist Hospital
Rafaela’s love for food began at an early age. In her high school years, she began to ponder how she might turn that love of food into a rewarding career in the medical field. Rafaela developed an interest in the study of nutrition and dietetics after reading a book about nutrition... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:20pm CST
Maple

1:40pm CST

The World of Prosthetics (Healthcare Group 2)
We will discuss upper extremity prosthetics and lower extremity prosthetics. Will also discuss education requirements to become a prosthetist.

Speakers
avatar for Jaclyn Astorga

Jaclyn Astorga

Certified/Licensed Prosthetist, Audie Murphy VA Hospital
In 1996, Jackie was involved in a car accident which introduced her to the world of prosthetics. In 2004, she graduated from Southwestern Medical University in Dallas, Texas. In 2006, she completed her residency from UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.


Monday November 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:20pm CST
Riverwalk

1:40pm CST

Exploring Digital Marketing as a Career Path for You (IT Group 2)
What is digital marketing? What is an Apprenticeship? Do I have what it takes? These are the questions we will be answering and exploring during the session. We will dig deeper into what DCI looks for when selecting apprentices and how a prospective student can prepare themselves to pursue a career in this ever-growing field.

Speakers
avatar for Ana Poenisch

Ana Poenisch

Program Manager, Digital Creative Institute
Ana Poenisch is a dedicated Program Manager with a demonstrated history of working in program and project management. She is a seasoned professional skilled in sales, leadership, marketing, social media, and research. She is passionate about people reaching their full potential in... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:20pm CST
Cottonwood

1:40pm CST

Yes, You Can! (Healthcare Group 3)
How and where you are in your life now do not determine who you will become. Your knowledge on workforce development as a youth, and how to take advantage of services and community resources can change your entire life.

Speakers
avatar for Shantelle Artis

Shantelle Artis

Youth Program Specialist, Workforce Solutions Alamo
Shantelle Artis has been known for her commitment to the youth population in providing mentoring, career path decision making and accountability. Shantelle’s passion and career is in Workforce Development. She started her career with Workforce Solutions Alamo as a case-manager assisting... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 1:40pm - 2:20pm CST
Kinney

2:30pm CST

Closing Keynote Session and Evaluations
Speakers
avatar for Kyle Pertuis

Kyle Pertuis

Founder and Head Coach, Mindfit Coaching
Kyle Pertuis is a seasoned Professional Executive Coach and Leadership Development Consultant. He holds the designation of PCC (Professional Certified Coach) through the International Coach Federation and is the Founder and Head Coach of MindFit Coaching, Inc. He also serves as a... Read More →


Monday November 18, 2019 2:30pm - 2:50pm CST
TBA