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Occupational and Workforce Education Commission

Represents the interest of Occupational and Workforce Education personnel.




  1. What We Do
  2. Executive Board
  3. Bylaws
  4. Announcements
  5. Awards and Recognition


Occupational and Workforce Education: Who We Are

OWEC represents the interest of those involved in occupational and workforce education at community and state colleges.  The objectives include providing participation in all areas related to occupational programs and practices.  It is a resource network to help faculty, occupational education administrators, and support staff to stay abreast of workforce related  issues as well as best practices.

Executive Board


Chair: Valerie Murphy, College of Central Florida
Phone: 352-854-2322 x1776

Chair-Elect: Karen Tolson, College of Central Florida
Phone: 352-854-2322 x1593


The AFC Joint Commission Spring Conference was held at Daytona State College, May 21-22, 2014. This conference provides an excellent opportunity for collaboration between commissions, colleges, and programs throughout the state. We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity for great professional development and learn about best practices being used at institutions across the state that demonstrate how we can "Achieve Success Together" with creative and practical ideas that impact teaching, learning, and student success.

For more information, visit our Conference page.


Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Occupational and Workforce Education Commission hereby adopts these Bylaws:


Awards and Recognition

Congratulations to our tied 2013 Exemplary Practice Award Winners!

2013 Exemplary Practice Award winners

Building Partnerships that Produce
Communities and Student Success

Presenting: Jane Parkin, Director, Construction and Technical Programs, Santa Fe College, Tom Mason, Academic Advisor, Santa Fe College, Justin MacDougall, Apprenticeship Coordinator, Santa Fe College, and Kurt Strauss, Faculty, Building Construction Techniques, Santa Fe College


Breaking Down Silos - Shared Content between
Corporate Training & Academics

Presenting: Dr. Eric A Roe, Director of Engineering Technology, Principal Investigator, Director, Polk State College and Howard Drake, MBA, Program Manager, Florida TRADE/ETAM, Polk State College and Glenn Goonis, CPT, JD, Program Coordinator, ETAM, State College of Florida

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