NCTC ACE is tops in community college engagement

Angel Fitzpatrick | Dec 7, 2017

Adult and Continuing Education (ACE), the non-credit division of North Central Texas College, scored a win at this year’s Texas Workforce Conference for its innovation in meeting the training needs of local employers. The ACE team, led by Dean Jessica Carlile, was honored with the Community College Engagement Award at the 21st Annual Texas Workforce Conference held in Dallas and co-hosted with the Texas Chapter of the International Association of Workforce Professionals.

The theme of this year’s Texas Workforce Conference, Together We Make Texas Stronger, is a sentiment embraced by Carlile and her team. “We are dedicated to working with our local Workforce Solutions partners and businesses to create the kinds of customized training programs that will have the greatest impact on our communities,” said Carlile, “because we believe that when our local employers and employees prosper, everyone in Texas prospers.”

The Community College Engagement Award highlights the important work of community colleges and other entities integral to preparing a skilled workforce. ACE was one of two colleges in the entire state to receive this award at the Texas Workforce Conference. 


Pictured, Back Row (L to R): Career and Workforce Advisor Mark Courts, Workforce Development Coordinator Judge Christian, Dean of Student Services Mary Martinson, Grant Coordinator Mike Hake, Dean of Adult and Continuing Education Jessica Carlilie, Vocational Coordinator Shannon Fargo, Dean of Instructional Administration Dr. Larry Gilbert, Vice Chancellor of Student Services Dr. O. John Maduko, and Provost Dr. Andrew Fisher. Front Row (L to R): Dean of Libraries Diane Roether, Dean of Career and Technical Education Debbie Huffman, Technical Assistant Derbi Partridge, Administrative Assistant Kayra Morgan, Technical Coordinator Jill Giffith, Dean of Math, Sciences and Education Sara Flusche, and Assistant to the Provost Shawna Ayers.