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Meet Wes Jurey, MSSC Senior Advisor for Texas!
We are pleased to announce that the MSSC has selected Wes Jurey as its Senior Advisor for Texas. Wes is well qualified in the field of economic and workforce skills development, having led economic development organizations in Texas for 25 years, including as head of the Chambers of Commerce in El Paso and Arlington. He serves as Chairman of the Texas Workforce Investment Commission (TWIC).
He is also well versed in all aspects of the MSSC’s Certified Production Technician (CPT) and Certified Logistics Technician (CLT) training and certification programs for both entry-level and incumbent workers.
Check out Wes’s bio below!
Wes Jurey is Chairman of the Texas Workforce Investment Council, (TWIC) currently serving his second term as the Governor’s appointed Chair. TWIC is the state’s Workforce Investment Board, under the federal Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, providing strategic planning & evaluation for the Texas Workforce Development System, inclusive of eight state agencies.
Previous appointments include the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) panel in 2002 charged with the development of DOL’s five-year strategic research plan; 2 terms on the Department of Labor’s Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship; the Business Roundtable, as one of 25 commissioners for the Springboard Project, an independent commission that developed education & workforce policy recommendations for the Obama administration; and the Council on Competitiveness’ Workforce Advisory Group.
He is also a Ford Foundation Fellow. He served as the Founding Chairman of the Board of the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, a 501 (c)(3) affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; serving on the U.S. Chamber’s Education, Employment and Training Committee; the Advisory Boards of the Schools of Business and Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington; and Chair of the Alliance for Higher Education. He was one of 20 individuals named to a White House Task Force in 2013 by the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy to develop recommendations for federal technology transfer, and was named as a founding member of the America Invents Acts Pro Bono Advisory Council.
Mr. Jurey’s career in nonprofit management includes serving the Methodist Church, the YMCA, the Oklahoma Department of Institutions, and the Boy Scouts of America. From 1990-2001 he served as President & CEO of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce; and as President & CEO of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce from 2001-2015. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma; is a graduate and former faculty member of the Boy Scouts of America’s National Executive Institute; and a Certified Fundraising Practitioner.