EdInd Collaborate PNG

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Amarillo College Main Campus

Oak Room, CUB, 2nd Floor

* some details still to be determined


NLNE is inviting educators (secondary and postsecondary) from across Region 16 to collaborate with professionals from the following industries:


 Our Goals for this Event:

  •  Ensure our education programs fit the needs of industry in the Texas Panhandle


  •  Facilitate a collaboration that will benefit both students and employers
8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Registration (coffee and pastries provided)
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Manufacturing Collaboration Panel Discussion
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Construction Collaboration Panel Discussion
12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m.  Lunch (provided)
1:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.  Healthcare Collaboration Panel Discussion
Pantex David Cole City Machine Larry Eisenman Pantex Alonzo Everhart Sage Aaron Sage Bell Kyle Washburn
David Cole
Weapons Operations Advisor
CNS Pantex
Larry Eisenman
Production Supervisor
City Machine & Welding

Alonzo Everhart
Senior Director of Weapons Operations
CNS Pantex

Aaron Sage
President and CEO
Sage Oil Vac.
Kyle Washburn
V22 Value Stream Manager
Bell Amarillo



CSCRC John West



John West
Business Representative
Central South Carpenters Regional Council


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 Stan Cotgrave
Page and Associates
Eddie Hankins
Missouri Valley, Inc.
Nolan Huckabay
AAA Electric
Ian Hughes
Senior Manager Construction
CNS Pantex
Israel Reyna
Regional Organizer/Recruiter
Plumbers & Pipe-fitters
Local 404
Kevin Rodgers
Apprenticeship Coord.
Texas Carpenters & Millwright
Tyson Willis
Executive Director
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Rene L. Havel, MA, LPC
Director of Case Management
The Pavilion
Holly Jeffreys

Founder, CEO
Family Care Clinic
Libby Moore
Chief Clinical Officer
Texas Panhandle Centers
Brad Thompson, MA, LPC-S
Director of Counseling
Turn Center
Ruth Whitehead MSN RN
Nurse Supervisor
Coalition of Health Services
Nurse Family Partners


Pantex Nicole EmingerNicole Eminger | CNS Pantex
Prosci Certified Change Manager
SHRM Senior Certified Professional

In this breakout session, Nicole will help educators learn how to approach a company about creating an internship for a student.

Nicole is an energetic and resourceful professional  committed to integrity,

creativity and excellence in every area of life. 


Her areas of experience include:


~ Professional and Leadership Development
~ Employee Engagement
~ Succession Planning
~ Talent Development Pipelines
~ Leadership Assessments and Feedback
~ Mentoring Programs
~ Student Intern Programs
~ Internal Communications
~ Facilitation
~ Coaching
~ Event Planning


DOL Kelley Johnson
Kelley Johnson | U.S. Department of Labor
Apprenticeship and Training Representative 

In this breakout session, Kelley will instruct business owners on how to begin the process of creating accredited apprenticeships. She will discuss the challenges to creating apprenticeships as well as benefits of having more apprenticeship opportunities in the Texas Panhandle.


Kelley Johnson was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana.  She enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in February 1981 as a Personnel Specialist.  She served over 11 year’s active-duty and then joined the Air Force Reserves.  She was employed full time as an Air Reserve Technician in the Education and Training career field.  Kelley retired from the military in August of 2010.  In September of 2010 she began working with the Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship as an Apprenticeship and Training Representative.  She is a field Training Representative for the north central Texas and Panhandle areas.  Kelley furthered her education through the Community College of the Air Force in both Human Resources and Education and Training Management.


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