Feb. 2023 | Vol. 4, Iss. 6

The RGV LEAD TRPN Convener team, consisting of Dr. Norma Salaiz and Janie Johnston Lopez, attended and presented at the Texas Regional Pathways Network Convening on February 14-15, 2023. The convening was designed to support the work of regional pathways and the application of best practices from the field. The convening provided resources and insights to maximize outcomes, strengthen partnerships, and increase program capacity. The convening offered opportunities to connect with and learn from other regional grantees. The overarching goal of the convening was to deepen knowledge and understanding of the seven TRPN components in support of current and future regional pathways design and implementation. Participants also learned about related education and workforce development priorities and strategies across the Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative. They built connections across the network and shared best practices and strategies for implementing and growing solid regional pathways. Consultancy activities were provided for TRPN members in which they had an opportunity to solve problems together.

Pictured with Salaiz and Lopez, David Gutierrez, Workforce Solutions, and TRPN partner. Diana Yanez, the Vanguard Academy CCMR Coordinator, is not pictured.

An added highlight was that participating conveners developed a regional team poster that shared initiatives they have been using for their TRPN cohorts. TRPC cohorts poster pictured right.

RGV LEAD commends Jobs for the Future for organizing an informative, interactive convener conference. It looks forward to future meetings where different regions can share challenges and success stories.
Pictured left is Ellen Bohle, JFF coach.

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