March 2022 | Vol.3, Iss. 7

Career Awareness: Brownsville ISD, RGV LEAD Partner, Practices Reverse Mapping Practice

There’s no time like the present to introduce young students to the world of work. Brownsville ISD set out to introduce elementary students to various careers that await them in their future. Students were given information about various careers and advised what they should be doing now to prepare for a successful future.

Experiencing Careers in a Virtual World

Experiencing Careers in a Virtual World!

Imagine living in a farming community with only a quaint general store, a small post office, and a city hall. Hand-on experiences such as welding and auto mechanics are available at the high school level, but not in the community. You also live thirty-two miles from a large city where resources are more readily available! One alternative that San Perlita ISD has taken to narrow the gap, in partnership with RGV LEAD, is to use TransfrVR. TransfrVR is a virtual reality oculus system that is career-based with manufacturing, automotive, hospitality, and tourism with more to come. The technology gives students a hands-on experience without leaving the classroom.

Pictured are 7th grade San Perlita ISD GEAR UP students participating in the TransfrVR virtual reality experience. If you are an RGV LEAD partner district and want more information, please contact Mayra Vallejo.

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