Perry appoints BC man to Workforce Investment Council

Published 12:51 pm Saturday, December 15, 2007

Gov. Rick Perry recently announced the appointment of Bridge City businessman Danny Prosperie and three other Texans to the Texas Workforce Investment Council.

“Danny is such a valuable asset to our board and a tireless advocate for workforce development in our region. He has always placed the needs of the community at the forefront of all Board-related efforts,” Marilyn Smith, deputy director of the Southeast Texas Workforce Development Board, said. “Danny’s expertise as a community and business leader will be a tremendous benefit to Southeast Texas and our state.”

Prosperie is the training director for the Beaumont Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. He serves as president of the Sabine Chapter Apprenticeship and the Training Association of Texas. Currently, he is a tenured member of the Southeast Texas Workforce Development Board and chair of the Finance Committee.

Prosperie has been closely involved with workforce development in Southeast Texas for nearly a decade and has personally recruited employers to participate in the on-the-job training program offered through the workforce system.

The Southeast Texas Workforce Development Board evaluates and oversees the delivery of all workforce training and employment services in Hardin, Jefferson and Orange Counties. The board’s overall mission is to identify opportunities and create partnerships that effectively link employers and job seekers in order to improve the economic future of the area.

The purpose of TWIC is to assist the governor and the Texas Legislature with strategic planning for and the evaluation of the Texas workforce development system. In addition, TWIC appointees also promote the development of a well-educated, highly skilled workforce and an integrated workforce development system that provides quality services and solutions.

Other Texas Workforce Investment Council appointees include Karen O. Bonner of Corpus Christi, Wes L. Jurey of Arlington and Paul S. Mayer, of Galveston.