The Museum District Bistro & Lounge, is conveniently located at 1112 Southmore Boulevard in Houston, Texas 77004. For information call: (713)498-6216
For Information about The Museum District Bistro & Lounge call: (713)498-6216
A “2013 LEADERSHIP SERIES SALUTE” goes out to The Museum District Bistro & Lounge for Honoring Stephanie Boutte-Phillips on Saturday, June 22, 2013
By Aubrey R. Taylor
Your Thought Matters Newspaper
On Saturday, June 22, 2013 I was on hand at The Museum District Bistro & Lounge to cover an event honoring Houston businesswoman Stephanie Boutte-Phillips. This was a real special event for me, because Stephanie Boutte-Phillips, the founder of (HTEC) Houston’s Training and Education Center possesses almost every characteristic I look for in a leader.
Stephanie Boutte-Phillips has accomplished many of her stated and sought after goals by using a simple – yet effective strategy. This tried, tested; and proven strategy rests on her religious belief in the scripture passage that says: “I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME.”
The music was provided by Dean James during the networking and cocktails portion of the event. A few of the individuals who took part in the program were: Larry Crisswell, Sr., Vice President of The Museum District Bistro; Ralphena Dotson, Gift to the World Ministries; Jacq Mayberry, Stephanie Johnson, Ashley Carron, Troy Harris, and Alvin Thompson.
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK COUNCIL MEMBER ANDREW C. BURKS, JR. FOR COMING OUT TO SUPPORT STEPHANIE BOUTTE-PHILLIPS
|Andrew C. Burks, Jr., Houston City Council Member - At-Large Position 2|
Council Member Burks is committed to Houston’s future. As a small businessman, Andrew is focusing on economic development and job creation. As a veteran, Andrew is especially interesting in veterans’ quality of life issues. As a member of City Council, Andrew has worked to bolster small businesses, increase the quality of life for Houston citizens, and boost our city’s tourism. Andrew is and will continue to make sure the city uses resources responsibly, and will ensure the financial health of Houston for years to come.
A proud military veteran, Andrew Burks served in the United States Air Force and is dedicated to serving Houston’s servicemen and women. Having served as president of his local civic club, Councilman Burks understands neighborhood quality of life issues. Andrew has dedicated his time to understanding constituent concerns and solving problems for Houstonians.
A successful small business owner, Andrew achieved entrepreneurial success in launching AM-PM Telephone Service, Inc., the first African-American owned Telephone Company in Houston. Andrew continues to serve as CEO today.
Creating jobs and honoring our veterans and seniors is an important focus for Council Member Burks. Andrew’s goal as your Council Member is to make Houston a world class city for all citizens. To that end, Andrew has also strived to bring religious and community representatives to the table from all walks of life to help create policy benefiting all Houstonians.
Andrew’s interests on City Council include a strong dedication to working with civil clubs, super neighborhood organizations, and local non-profit organizations; increasing accountability and cooperation between City Hall and neighborhoods; and helping to give Houstonians the quality of life they deserve.
WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK HERLINDA GARCIA, THE HCC TRUSTEE FOR DISTRICT III, FOR SUPPORTING STEPHANIE BOUTTE-PHILLIPS
|Herlinda Garcia, Houston Community College, Trustee for District III|
Herlinda Garcia has been a champion of education serving as principal of J. P. Henderson Elementary for three decades. As a member of the Houston Community College Board of Trustees for 14 years from 1989-2003, Ms. Garcia served as Chairman of the Board in 1996 and was instrumental in expanding HCCS with new buildings in the northeast, southeast and Medical Center.
An Advocate of children and community education and civil rights, she served on the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund National Board for six years. Ms. Garcia is the recipient of numerous awards and recognition including the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Triunfando Award, the Ford Dealership Award, Certificate of Congress and Recognition by Member of Congress Sheila Jackson Lee, and the 2003 YWCA Outstanding Women of Achievement Award for Education.
Under her leadership, J. P. Henderson has received the State Exemplary Award for three consecutive years and the Texas Business and Education Coalition Award. Most recently J. P. Henderson Elementary was rated the fourth best performing school in all of Harris County by the Children at Risk 2010 Greater Houston Public School Ranking. Ms. Garcia’s school was visited by Governor Rick Perry and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2008.
In recognition of her tireless effort and dedication, General Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier recently recognized Herlinda Garcia for her campus leadership, and named her one of the most effective principals in HISD.
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|Allen Grundy, M.Ed, Stephanie Boutte-Phillips, and Ralphena Dodson|
|Passion (The Museum District Bistro Manager) and Houston City Councilman Andrew C. Burks, Jr.|
|Larry Crisswell Sr. (right), and the D.J.|
|Jacq Mayberry delivering remarks about Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|Stephanie Johnson, a recent HTEC graduate delivering remarks about Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|Ashley Carron, (daughter of Stephanie Boutte-Phillips) delivering remarks.|
|Troy Harris delivering remarks about Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|A very important guest who came out to support Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|A very important guest and Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|Troy Harris and Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|Alvin Thompson and Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|Alvin Thompson making remarks about Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|Trebor Gordon making remarks about Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|AnnMarie Adams, and H.B. (Rickey) Spivey, Jr. LCC|
|Assata Richards and Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|Charlotte H. Grimes and Arbolina L. Jennings came out to support Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|Joe Ablaza, Trebor Gordon, Melissa Gordon and Leticia Gutierrez Ablaza|
|Joe and Leticia Gutierrez Ablaza, and Sean Seibert|
|Larry Crisswell, Sr., and Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|Leticia Gutierrez Ablaza, her husband Joe, talking with Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|Leticia Gutierrez Ablaza and Houston City Council Member Andrew C. Burks, Jr.|
|Leticia Gutierrez Ablaza, her husband Joe, and Brian Taef|
|Mary Davis (left), Dona Honneycutt, and Assata Richards|
|Brother Gary Smith (left), his wife Karen (far right) and Stephanie Boutte-Phillips (center). Brother Gary and Karen Smith are from the Fifth Ward Church of Christ|
|Sean Seibert and Brian Taef came out to support Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|Stephanie Boutte-Phillips (center) with two of her guests|
|Stephanie Boutte-Phillips (center), with Troy and Katie Harris|
|Stephanie Boutte-Phillips and a guest who came out to support her|
|Stephanie Boutte-Phillips and Tammi Durden|
|Tammi Durden checking out the event program|
|Tammi Durden and Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|Travis McGee and Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|Trebor Gordon sharing a few remarks about Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|Trebor Gordon and Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|Stephanie Boutte-Phillips, with her son and his girlfriend|
|Tywana Gilford and Stephanie Boutte-Phillips|
|Tywana Gilford, Joseph Anthony Salvat (center), and Roger Triche|
|Stephanie Johnson, Tywana Gilford, Jacq Mayberry (far right) and another guest|
|W. Adams, S. Joseph, and Jewel Johnson|
|Melissa and Trebor Gordon, another guest and Larry Crisswell, Sr.|
|Stephanie Boutte-Phillips and her son|
Here's A Little About Stephanie Boutte-Phillips & Houston's Training and Education Center
Stephanie Boutte-Phillips, the founder of (H-TEC) Houston’s Training and Education Center, Inc., is a prime example of what it means to be caring. Her mission is to create a coherent system of training to increase academic achievement where participants will have the ability to handle the minimal demands of daily living competently, and compete in a complex and technologically oriented society. H-TEC not only equips individuals with training that meets and exceeds the standards set by the business community, but they also teach students how to make their personal and professional lives work together, by maintaining balanced lives. Call HTEC today at (281)219-3305.
Computerized Accounting Specialist
The Computerized Accounting Specialist program is designed to provide the student with the skills needed to perform a variety of accounting applications with emphasis on computer technology. This program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level employment and advancement in accounting positions. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will have basic accounting skills in journalizing and posting, and a basic working knowledge of accounting systems, as well as other general business skills. The graduate will also have practical skills in computer spreadsheet applications and word processing. These skills will allow the graduate to find employment in businesses, which have an accounting department or position.
Our graduates will possess the skills and competencies that place them at the top of the entry-level market for career employment. Students will be prepared for employment positions such as full-charge bookkeeper, bookkeeper assistant, accounting clerk, automated records clerk, accounts payable clerk, accounts receivable clerk, payroll clerk, auditing clerk, data entry clerk, customer service representative, office manager, general office clerk, accounting receptionist, and other related office assignments. Employment opportunities can be found in both public and private industries and large and small alike i.e. Accounting firms, business offices, medical facilities, and etc.
The overall program will require 11 months, approximately (45 ½ weeks) to complete for the full time student (depending on Holidays, in between term breaks and in-service days, etc.) The individual completing this program will receive a certificate upon completion.
Computer Support Specialist
This course of instruction prepares individuals for entry-level jobs as a computer repair and help-desk support. Graduates may find suitable employment with computer manufacturing, computer sales, and companies with IT departments on the help desk. Students will learn to troubleshoot and repair personal computers and network devices as well as conduct computer diagnostics to investigate and resolve problems and/or provide technical assistance and support.. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to install, upgrade, and support personal computers and associated peripheral devices in a network environment.
The Medical Assistant program is designed to provide the graduate with the key skills essential to success in the medical office world of today. The Medical Assistant performs routine administrative and clinical tasks to keep the medical office running smoothly in both the front and back office. The Medical Assistant program also prepares the student for the basics of clinical care of patients in a long- term care facility. (They should not be confused with Physician Assistant.) Since medical assistants are trained in both administrative and clinical procedures, they are capable of filing a variety of entry-level positions, including clinical or administrative assistant, medical receptionist, medical secretary and medical insurance biller.
The Medical Assistant performs many administrative duties as well as clinical duties. The medical assistant performs such duties as: scheduling patient appointments, processing insurance claims, weighing patients, taking vital signs, giving shots, taking blood, assisting the physician, etc. The program assures that all students will develop and possess the hands-on experience in both the clinical and automated office environment.
Our graduates will possess the skills and competencies that place them at the top of the entry-level market for career employment. They will be prepared to work in various types of medical environments such as hospitals, nursing homes, private doctor’s offices, clinics, medical billing and collection companies, and insurance companies. The overall program will require 10 months, approximately (40 weeks) to complete for the full time student (depending on Holidays, In between term breaks and in-service days, etc.) The individual completing this program will receive a certificate upon completion.
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning/Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Program at HTEC
Houston’s Training and Education Center’s (H-TEC) Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning /Refrigeration program is a comprehensive course designed to train women and men regardless of previous training in Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning / Refrigeration. The objective of the program is to provide the student with technical skills based on HVAC/R systems repair, operation diagnosis, and troubleshooting so he/she can obtain job entry or advancement within the Heating, Cooling and Refrigeration industries. The graduate may have opportunities in many facets of the Heating, Cooling, or Refrigeration industries such as Heating/Cooling Technician, Refrigeration Technician, Industrial Maintenance Technician, Counter sales or sales representative typically listed for these industries.
Our HVAC/R environment will be task oriented, so every student will undergo written and performance-based learning. This hands-on approach will successfully prepare our students for employment in various HVAC/R positions in the field. Our instructors, under NCCER standards, will be Craft certified in the HVAC/R field and our facility is designed with technology including overhead projectors, an HVAC/R lab containing various HVAC/R equipment and components, a student-assisted tool crib and web-based learning and research work stations for students. H-TEC will utilize the ContrenConnect™ curriculum developed by NCCER (www.contrenconnect.com). ContrenConnect is an interactive web-based tool that partners textbooks and internet driven materials to give the student a multi-dimensional learning experience.
Get Enrolled Today
Houston’s Training and Education Center, Inc., is located at 5335 Aldine Bender, Houston, Texas 77032. Call (281)219-3305 today for more information on classes offered at Houston’s Training and Education Center, Inc.