Valley Educators Experience Summer Externships

July 2023 | Vol.4, Iss. 11

Educators in the Rio Grande Valley had an opportunity to participate in the 2023 RGV Intro to Externship program during the weeks of July 10th and July 24th. The externship program, sponsored by Workforce Solutions, Workforce Cameron, Region One ESC, and RGV LEAD, provided externs with an orientation before they headed out to shadow employers for the week. Dr. Norma Salaiz and Janie Johnston Lopez, RGV LEAD contractors, conducted the orientations, visited the externs at the job sites, and collected documents needed by Workforce Solutions to close out the externships. Sponsors for the event would like to thank the following businesses for their participation in this year’s RGV Intro to the Externship program: City of Palmview City Secretary, City of Palmview Municipal Court, City of Palmview Parks & Rec, City of Palmview Planning & Zoning, Cozy Place Child Care Center, Farmer’s Insurance Raul Conde, Jr., FHI, LLC., Frito Lay North America, La Union Del Pueblo (LUPE), McAllen Careers Institute, McAllen Housing Authority, Prairie View A&M, and Rio Grande Regional Hospital. If your district is interested in having educators participate in this unique, paid externship program, contact RGV LEAD for information on how you can get involved. Pictured above: Francisco Almaraz, Workforce Solutions CEO, and Luis Rodriguez, RGV LEAD Executive Director.

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