Tag Archives: Weslaco ISD

Local Education Receives $850K for Career Training

South Texas College is one of the local recipients of TWC's recent JET grants for training registered nurses. (photo STC)

One local college and four independent school districts are the recipients of $850,892 in grants from the Texas Workforce Commission. The funds are for programs that focus on supporting high-demand occupations through the Jobs and Education for Texans grant program. The award total for 27 JET grants is $5,718,073 in 27 grants. Funds go to multiple public community colleges, technical institutes, state colleges and ISDs for programs. “I congratulate these JET recipients as…

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Free Little Libraries for Weslaco Businesses

Little Free Library

Weslaco ISD is expanding it Little Free Libraries to the business community after installing the libraries at every one of its schools. Weslaco ISD is an active participant in the Little Free Library program. The nonprofit organization inspires a love of reading while also building community and sparking creativity. Through Little Free Libraries, there is an exchange of millions of books each year. This thus increases access to books for…

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Weslaco Chamber Names New Board

Priscilla Canales, Travis McDaniel and Daniel Montez join the Weslaco Chamber board of directors.

Three new members are now part of the 2018-2019 Weslaco Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Joining current members are Superintendent of Weslaco ISD Priscilla Canales, Valley Trophies owner Travis McDaniel and South Texas College Mid Valley Campus Administrator Daniel Montez. Canales’s service in the interest of public schools in both large and mid-size school systems spans to 1991. Through the years, her various positions in education includes teacher, mentor, educational specialist, assistant principal and principal,…

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Weslaco Chamber Seeks nCourage Mentors

Weslaco Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Doug Croft, nCourage Program Committee Chair Luis Reyes, Weslaco ISD Assistant Superintendent Sue Peterson and Weslaco ISD Superintendent Priscilla Canales

The Weslaco Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Weslaco ISD, is seeking business applications for the 2018 nCourage Youth Program. The mentoring program takes place at participating businesses Nov. 13-14, giving high school students an opportunity to observe and interact in the daily operations of participating local businesses. The two-day program also gives students an opportunity to interact with business leaders and institutions while exploring career options and leadership. As a…

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nCourage Applications Due

Esmeralda Garza from State Farm – Julian Garza mentors Weslaco East High School student Ashley Neira in a past nCourage program.

Mentors deadline Sept. 20 Businesses interested in participation in the nCourage Youth Program have until Sept. 20 to apply. The program provides Weslaco area high school students an opportunity to observe and interact in the daily operations of local businesses. The mentoring program, offered via the Weslaco Chamber of Commerce and Weslaco ISD, takes place at participating businesses on Oct. 10-11. For more information, read this VBR article published Sept.…

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nCourage Seeks Business Mentors

Esmeralda Garza from State Farm – Julian Garza mentors Weslaco East High School student Ashley Neira in a past nCourage program.

Weslaco program connects youth with business The Weslaco Chamber of Commerce and Weslaco ISD are seeking business applications for the 2017 nCourage Youth Program taking place Oct. 10-11. nCourage is designed to provide high school students with an opportunity to both observe and interact in the daily operations of a participating local business. The nCourage Youth Program gives students an opportunity to interact with business leaders as well as institutions…

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