Muņoz, Jr., Sergio
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/20/2014
SPEAKER STRAUS APPOINTS REP. MUÑOZ TO JOINT EDUCATION COMMITTEE
THE TEXAS CAPITOL, AUSTIN – Texas House Speaker Joe Straus today appointed State Representative Sergio Muñoz, Jr. to the Joint Interim Committee to Study Education Policy for a Skilled Workforce. The committee's authority and work is based on House Concurrent Resolution 82 passed during the 2013 Session of the Legislature. Rep. Muñoz' appointment is effective immediately.
The Joint Committee will examine and make recommendations on opportunities for career and technology education (CTE) to provide career exploration and curricula aligned with postsecondary programs and employer-validated skill requirements. Specifically, members will study how CTE programs can better align with those offered in Texas colleges and with the needs of Texas employers.
"As education is always a top priority, I am honored to be named to this Joint Committee to study and find ways to more closely align how we teach our students and the needs of the community and workforce, said Muñoz. "I look forward to working with the our local superintendents and the excellent staff and administrators at South Texas College on these issues, as they are among the state's leaders in CTE programs."
"I am very thankful to Speaker Straus for this and other appointments which have given me the opportunity to be in a position to improve the quality of life for my constituency and all Texans," continued Muñoz.
Muñoz also serves on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, where he is a member of the subcommittee with oversight of the Texas Department of Transportation and the Department of Motor Vehicles, was recently appointed to the Select Committee on Transportation Funding, the House Insurance Committee, and the House Local Calendar Committee.
RICHARD P. SANCHEZ