TEA Hospitality & Tourism Listening Tour

TEA Listening Tour

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is excited to announce the launch of a statewide listening tour to receive feedback from educators, key industry leaders, and parents to help shape future career and technical education programs geared towards high-wage, in-demand occupations. Your input is essential to strengthening the state’s programs of study and to ensure alignment between education and the diverse needs of industry in the Texas Economy.

TEA has developed 53 statewide programs of study and six regional programs of study. There are three programs of study in the Hospitality and Tourism career cluster; they are Lodging and Resort Management, Travel, Tourism & Attractions, and Culinary Arts. The listening tour provides industry representatives an opportunity to represent the hospitality industry and provide input to ensure that high school students are informed and prepared for the exciting occupations in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry.

In-Person or Virtual Events

There are two remaining in-person events:

  • Monday, May 1, 2023

Houston Community College – West Loop Campus

5601 W Loop S, Houston, TX 77081

  • Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Region 1 Education Service Center

1900 West Schunior, Edinburg, TX 78541

If you are not able to attend the in-person events in your area, there are two virtual events scheduled:

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • Friday, May 12, 2023

Registration & Event Details

Each event will consist of a session for educators in the morning, a session for business and community leaders in the afternoon, and a session for families and students in the evening.

Your input is essential to ensuring that the refreshed programs of study are aligned to high-wage, in-demand occupations across the state, and designed to facilitate strong implementation. To register to attend a listening tour session, click here for registration information.

For additional information contact Debbie Wieland, THLA Education Outreach and Foundation Director at 512.474.2996 or .

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