August 2022 | Vol.3, Iss. 12
RGV LEAD, Texas Regional Pathways Network Intermediary, worked diligently this summer to collect data from TRPN participating districts for Jobs for the Future and the Texas Education Agency. Data included the number of students participating in TRPN-targeted occupation career pathways, college hours they have earned, certifications earned, work-based learning experiences, etc. Districts included in the TRPN report were high schools from Brownsville, Donna, La Feria, Lasara, Los Fresnos, Raymondville, Rio Hondo, San Isidro, San Perlita, Santa Rosa, Vanguard Academy, and Weslaco. Each school district has received grant money to promote specific career pathways that TEA recognizes as a targeted occupation in the Rio Grande Valley.
Some of the career pathways are construction, health science, and welding. The goal is to promote the pathway continuum beginning with elementary school and continuing to the postsecondary level and beyond. RGV LEAD is proud to say that each of the TRPN school districts is striving to provide the best educational opportunities for their students and looks forward to seeing what the 2022-2023 school year will bring.
The RGV LEAD Intermediary team consists of Luis Rodriguez, RGV LEAD Executive Director; Eliza Groff, RGV LEAD Program Coordinator; and Dr. Norma Salaiz and Janie Johnston Lopez, RGV LEAD TRPN contractors.