Mrs. Hambruch has over 18 years of experience as an administrator in the Post-secondary and secondary educational environments, designing, administering and supporting advanced and foundational industry certification programs within Universities, Community Colleges, State Departments, School Districts and Workforce initiatives.
In the mid-90s, Mrs. Hambruch served as the Director for the Center for Technology Education at Florida Gulf Coast University providing career based IT certification programs to adult learners. After years of building professional level technical, industry certification programs at the post-secondary level, she focused on the creation of a K-12 career pathway model which resulted in the creation of the only “Microsoft Certified High School” in the world, Dunbar High School in Fort Myers, Florida. Her program design, instructional strategies and keen eye to digital literacy for all students has changed the framework in Career and Technology Education across the nation, to include support in the creation of the Florida CAPE legislation.
For the last 5 years, she held the position of Vice President, US Education Strategy for CCI Learning, implementing successful Microsoft Information Technology and Computer Science pathways across the US.
Recently, she has taken on the role of the Vice President for Education Strategy and Program Outcomes at The Institute for Life-Long Learning and Workforce Innovation in Washington, DC to provide consultative support and strategy in bridging the growing skills gap nationally.
As a passionate College and Career Ready advocate, she provides the needed support for CTE policy, emerging career pathways and implementation strategies for State Departments of Education, LEA's, Workforce Development Agencies and Industry partners. Her goal is to ensure students have opportunities to obtain 21st century skills and are making more informed decisions that increase their opportunities to be part of our global workforce. Mrs. Hambruch strongly supports educational models that are learner-driven to provide career ready, global skills for all students.
9:00 AM–10:00 AM Aug 4, 2017
Lone Star Ballroom F/G