Educating a New Generation of Industry Leaders

  • Aug 31, 2021

Industry-Academic Partnerships Foster New Approach for Vocational Education

Industry-academic partnerships led to the creation of a cutting-edge, career-focused education program with Dallas College. Their goal? To educate a new generation of leaders in construction while reimagining vocational education in a new, didactic facility for Construction Sciences.

Beck Senior Designer Tobias Newham, Dallas College North Lake President Dr. Christa Slejko, and Texas Air System’s Owner Rusty Vaugh highlighted the new approach at the 2021 Society for College and University Planning Virtual Conference.

The presentation highlights how the vocational program:

  • Develops new partnerships to inspire the next generation of construction industry leaders from middle and high school through the workplace
  • Creates an attractive educational alternative for students who don’t want a traditional four-year college experience
  • Closes the skilled labor gap in construction

See The Beck Group, Dallas College North Lake, and Texas Air Systems discuss the approach at the SCUP 2021 Conference.