Tag Archives: PSJA ISD

Grants Fund Numerous Partnerships, Apprenticeships

The Texas Workforce Commission presents more than $300,000 in grant funding to the Lower Rio Grande Valley Workforce Development Board. The funds support projects in the board's partnership with STC, Edinburg EDC and Pharr EDC. (photo STC)

With more than $300,000 in funding, South Texas College is partnering with local workforce agencies and municipalities to bring numerous education and training opportunities to the Rio Grande Valley. The Lower Rio Grande Valley Workforce Development Board now has more than $300,000 in grant funding from the Texas Workforce Commission. The board is in now in a partnership with STC, Edinburg Economic Development and Pharr Economic Development. Earlier this month,…

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PSJA ISD: Pre-Law Institute Pioneers

PSJA ISD Pre-Law Institute students have the opportunity to ask their law mentors questions about the practice of law. (photo PSJA ISD)

PSJA ISD has emerged as a visionary district, home to four specialized “schools” (much like “colleges” in a university system) offering certificates or associate’s degrees in specialties ranging from cybersecurity and graphic arts to biology and basic firefighter technology. Last year, PSJA’s college-readiness vision went though an expansion with the launching of the PSJA Pre-Law Institute. “The vision is to make a legal education attainable to all students in PSJA…

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INNO Highlights Impact of Future Workforce

South Texas College held its sixth annual INNO Conference dedicated to the discussion of preparing students for the workforce and jobs of the future. (photo STC)

It is urgent students are ready for jobs of the future. According to those speaking at INNO at STC, now more than ever, college graduates with real-world experience are needed for even the most entry level of jobs. Last week, INNO, STC’s sixth annual Binational Innovation Conference, welcomed those in industry, education and economic development. Each brought information focused on innovation as well as the impact of students on the…

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Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence Opens

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott joins South Texas College for a grand opening and building dedication ceremony for its Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence Sept. 18. (photo STC)

South Texas College held a grand opening and building dedication ceremony for its highly anticipated Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence Sept. 18. Helping the college open the facility was Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, delivering the keynote address to a gathering of local, state and federal law enforcement professionals. The new Regional Center intends to make STC the first border community college in the nation to establish integrative training along the…

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TWC Grants Boost Local Manufacturing Training

STC and PSJA ISD receive $564,469 for job training The Texas Workforce Commission is investing more in local manufacturing industry with the awarding of grants to RGV educational institutions. A $221,799 Skills Development Fund Grant goes to technical training at South Texas College’s Institute for Advanced Manufacturing. The $342,740 Jobs and Education grant will go to purchase and install equipment at PSJA ISD for dual-credit Career and Technology Education students.…

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$700k Career Training Grants to Local Schools

Funds focus on high-demand occupations South Texas College, Texas State Technical College and Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District are the recipients of Jobs and Education for Texans career training grants from the Texas Workforce Commission. The funds are for programs that focus on supporting high-demand occupations. Qualifying educational institutions receive grants for the development of programs or courses leading to a license, certificate or post-secondary degree. Twenty-six grants were awarded statewide. All…

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PSJA ISD wins Innovative Academies grant

Academies lead to direct employment Pharr-San Juan-Alamo ISD’s Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Early College High School is receiving part of $7.1 million in grants for innovative academies. Only 19 high schools in the state received funds via the Texas Industry Cluster Innovative Academies initiative. The academies provide educational opportunities for students that lead to direct employment in high-demand occupations. These occupations include advanced technologies and manufacturing, as well as aerospace and defense. Biotechnology and life…

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