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Free Coding Classes for Young Students

Sylvan and Mission EDC's partnership in Code the Town offers even more children to learn the importance of technology skills with upcoming, free coding classes.

Coding camp starts July 31 In order to raise awareness about the importance of computer science education, free summer camp classes are available beginning July 31. The classes are the result of a partnership between Sylvan Learning of the Rio Grande Valley and the Mission Economic Development Corporation. The new classes are part of the Code The Town initiative. The design helps students gain specialized technology skills that are in…

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Mission EDC Launches Cybersecurity Bootcamp

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40 participants to receive cybersecurity certifications Beginning in June, an eight-week cybersecurity bootcamp in Mission will answer the call of employers across Texas and the United States who are seeking thousands of core technology workers in cybersecurity and other skills to fill current and future staffing needs. The new cybersecurity bootcamp provides a total of 40 participants (who meet Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act basic eligibility requirements) with a rigorous…

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Mentorship Program Launched by Mission EDC

Mentorship Program addresses need for creative professional development Mission EDC has launched a new mentorship program, the Expert-in-Residence initiative, to address growing need of creative professional development and to connect Mission residents to experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math. The program will encompass a temporary residency for a distinguished professional in the STEAM fields, a leadership program for young women and a series of idea…

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Mission EDC Portal opens global economic windows

Portals bring the world to Mission Opening on Feb. 17 at the Center for Education and Economic Development is a window to the world for people in the RGV. The Mission Economic Development Corporation and Shared_Studios are bringing in the global public art initiative Portals to Mission. This allows participants to “come face-to-face with a stranger in an identical Portal located in a different part of the world, but can converse…

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Mission EDC’s Cristina Garza featured in CityLab

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Garza talks on educating workforce Mission EDC’s Program Director Cristina Garza is featured in an interview with CityLab, a stand-alone site of The Atlantic, which is described as exploring and explaining “the most innovative ideas and pressing issues facing today’s global cities and neighborhoods.” Garza’s interview is part of CityLab’s new series, “City Makers: Getting to work – What’s next in workforce development?” Read about how Mission EDC is educating the local…

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