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9:00 AM - 11:45 AM, March 22, 2021
Virtual, Conferences & Lectures

Join us for a participative workshop to strategize on creating awareness and educating students on nontraditional career and technical education fields.

9-10:30 a.m.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lesley Keeling-Olson, Professor of Criminal Justice and Director of Perkins Grants, Temple College

10:45-11:45 a.m.
Breakout Sessions: Industrial Trades, Healthcare and STEM

About the Keynote Speaker

Dr. Lesley Keeling-Olson is Director of Perkins Grants and a professor of criminal justice at Temple College. She has been involved as a practitioner in Career and Technical Education (CTE) since 1989.

Lesley first completed her bachelor’s degree from Baylor University before arriving at Temple College to obtain two associate degrees in criminal justice. She later completed a master’s degree in criminal justice from Tarleton State University and a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

One of her passions is working with Perkins Grants, a principal source of federal funding to improve secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs. She enjoys helping people understand and improve their Perkins Core Indictors. She also continues to work as a practitioner serving Belton Police Department. Lesley is an advocate for nontraditional genders in CTE and comes to the table with hands-on experience from working in a nontraditional environment.

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