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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. Announcements
  4. 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.

 Awards and Recognition
Congratulations to our 2014 Exemplary Practice Award Winners!2013 Exemplary Practice Award winnersCareer Expo 2014: Getting Completers HiredPresenting: Brenda Rante and Bryan Beaty, Program Coordinator and Director, National Preparedness Institute, Indian River State College.

Executive Board


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

Secretary/Webmaster: Cara Bennett, College of Central Florida
Phone: 352-873-5848



Finding Our Voice:

OWEC encourages presenters to take advantage of the opportunity to share current practices to bridging education to workforce development trends being used throughout the Florida College System. Submit your best practice by September 1, 2015! You could win the $500 prize!

This is to notify you that the Occupational & Workforce Education Commission (OWEC) is currently in the process of following through with an upcoming merger with the Adult & Continuing Education Commission (ACEC).  We are proposing a name change and plan to call the new commission “Workforce and Economic Development”, (WEDC).  Please let me know if you have any suggestions or concerns that you would like to share.  I can be reached at (352) 854-2322 ext. 1593 or feel free to email me at tolsonk@cf.edu anytime.  Your input and assistance is greatly valued.

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