Lt. Governor Patrick Meets with His P-TECH Advisory Council


AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick met with his Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) Advisory Council. The 13-member council held their first meeting since its creation last month.

“The goal of P-TECH is to better prepare students for a career and to ensure that Texas has the workforce needed for the future,” said Lt. Gov. Patrick. “P-TECH partners companies with high schools and community colleges, allowing students to pursue their career goals while achieving higher education.”

In attendance were:
Joe Arnold (Manager, Government Affairs, BASF)
Keith Bryant (Superintendent, Lubbock-Cooper ISD)
Kelly Curbow (Vice President, External Affairs, AT&T)
Sandy Dochen (Manager, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs, IBM)
Alicia Dover (Executive Director, Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association)
John Fitzpatrick (Executive Director, Educate TX)
Steve Head (Chancellor, Lone Star Community College)
Michael Hinojosa (Superintendent, Dallas ISD)
Mario Lozoya (Director, Government Relations, Toyota)
Robin Painovich (Executive Director, Career & Technology Association of TX)
Shirley Reed (Chancellor, South Texas College)
Michael Reeser (Chancellor, Texas State Technical College)
Marian Wallace (Education Policy Advisor, Office of the Lt. Governor)


 Lt. Gov. Patrick launched the classroom-to-career initiative this past February. The P-TECH model has already spread to six states and builds upon career pathway legislation passed by then Senator Patrick in 2013.