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It’s Time to Market!

2021-06-07T02:26:28+00:00

Vol 2, Iss. 5 | January 2021 It's Time to Market! Website Redesign Team Meet Members of the RGV LEAD Marketing Committee [Pictured above] came together on Friday, January 29th at 11:00 a.m. to discuss ways to update the RGV LEAD webpage and promote RGV LEAD across the Rio Grande Val-ley. Naomi Perales, Texas Gas Service Community Relations Manager, and RGV LEAD Board Vice-President led the committee with discussions on the need to give the RGV LEAD webpage a new look. Leading the discussion on webpage design options was designer, Dawn Quinn. She shared tips on how to make [...]

It’s Time to Market!2021-06-07T02:26:28+00:00
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Former RGV LEAD Scholarship Recipient is Guest Speaker

2021-06-07T19:12:43+00:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 5 | January 2021 Former RGV LEAD Scholarship Recipient is Guest Speaker David Leal is a Director at Bank of America Securities in the bank’s Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Corporate Banking practice. David Leal, the guest speaker for the RGV LEAD Regional Conference, grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and is a native of McAllen, Texas. David was the recipient of RGV LEAD’s first-ever scholarship (formerly known as the Dr. Lauro Cavazos Tech Prep Scholarship). “Receiving the Dr. Lauro Cavazos scholarship from RGV LEAD after high school not only provided a significant financial [...]

Former RGV LEAD Scholarship Recipient is Guest Speaker2021-06-07T19:12:43+00:00
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RGV Data and Labor Market Shared at Superintendents Meeting

2021-06-07T15:01:58+00:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 5 | January 2021 RGV Labor Market & Data Report Shared at Superintendents’ Meeting When superintendents came together at the RGV LEAD quarterly Superintendents’ Meeting on January 27th, they knew they would leave with an enriched knowledge of data initiatives and the labor market demands in the Rio Grande Valley. RGV LEAD Executive Director, Luis Rodriguez, welcomed Valley superintendents and district representatives, then handed the floor over to Teri Capistran (pictured), Point Isabel Superintendent, who explained the goals of the RGV LEAD School District Report. Teri explained in greater detail how to implement the school [...]

RGV Data and Labor Market Shared at Superintendents Meeting2021-06-07T15:01:58+00:00
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RGV LEAD Supports Business Professionals of America

2021-06-07T15:22:06+00:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 5 | January 2021 Pictured:  Judges for BPA Podcast competition. (Bottom Left) Karla Salinas, Edinburg High School Accounting Teacher and BPA sponsor serve as facilitator. RGV LEAD Supports RGV LEAD partners with districts from across the Rio Grande Valley to provide educational support, business and education information, leadership training, and other education-related activities. RGV LEAD staff members can also be found serving on various districts’ CTE Advisory boards. The close bond that RGV LEAD has with the RGV enables district representatives to pick up the phone or email to request additional services. Such was [...]

RGV LEAD Supports Business Professionals of America2021-06-07T15:22:06+00:00
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Young Leaders Summit Keynote Speaker Susana Chapa

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Vol. 2, Iss. 5 | January 2021 Susana Chapa, Adjunct Faculty, UTRGV Young Leaders’ Summit Guest Speaker’s Speech Los Fresnos ISD Ambassador, Manuela Gracia introduced keynote speaker, Susan Chapa UTRGV adjunct professor.  Manuela aspires to become an aerospace engineer. Speach by Susie Chapa, UTRGV Being a school ambassador is a very prestigious role and such a great leadership opportunity. ~ Susie Chapa Every day each of you will have the opportunity to learn, to grow, to accept, and to be accountable for yourself: YOU! Being the best at what you do, and who you have to do [...]

Young Leaders Summit Keynote Speaker Susana Chapa2021-06-07T17:04:20+00:00
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Sharyland ISD Reboots Mentoring Program

2021-06-07T17:08:31+00:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 5 | January 2021 Sharyland ISD Reboots Mentoring Program [Pictured above are several Sharyland Pioneer mentors and mentees.] Not rain, nor sleet, nor a pandemic can stop the Sharyland ISD, RGV LEAD-inspired, mentoring program from going forward! Mentors reconnected with their mentees after the mentoring program came to a screeching halt last spring. Yoelia Nava, CTE director, and her administrative staff strategized how to get the program back on track and they concluded that virtual mentoring is the way to go. Mentors will meet during the lunch hours at least six more times before the [...]

Sharyland ISD Reboots Mentoring Program2021-06-07T17:08:31+00:00
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RGV LEAD Hosts Young Entrepreneurs of the RGV Challenge Workshop

2021-06-07T17:47:54+00:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 5 | January 2021 RGV LEAD Hosts Young Entrepreneurs of the RGV Challenge Workshop On your mark! Get set! GO! Educators from across the Rio Grande Valley came together on January 21st for the Young Entrepreneurs of the RGV Challenge kick-off! The annual event is sponsored by Ameriprise Financial, BBVA, Magic Valley Electric Cooperative, RGV Partnership Foundation, Texas Gas Service, UTRGV Center for In-novation and Commercialization, and RGV LEAD. Students, grades 9th-12th, are undertaking the challenge to develop a business idea utilizing their Career and Technology skill sets. Young entrepreneurs can compete in teams or [...]

RGV LEAD Hosts Young Entrepreneurs of the RGV Challenge Workshop2021-06-07T17:47:54+00:00
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Thought of the Month: Talk to Yourself!

2021-06-07T18:06:37+00:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 5 | January 2021 "Talk to yourself once in a day, otherwise you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world." ~ Swami Vivekananda  Thought of the Month January 2021 During the RGV LEAD Young Leaders’ Summit on January 20th, the Mercedes High School Ambassadors presented a program entitled, “Improving Your Mental Health During the Pandemic”. It was interesting to see how students took to heart the words of wisdom shared on the topic. Ambassadors were encouraged to reach out to others through social media, texting, and phone calls. The Mercedes Ambassador team [...]

Thought of the Month: Talk to Yourself!2021-06-07T18:06:37+00:00
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La Joya ISD Academy of Health Science Professions & STEM Receives Rio Grande Valley Academy Excellence Award

2021-06-07T18:29:01+00:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 5 | January 2021 La Joya ISD Academy of Health Science Professions & STEM Receives Rio Grande Valley Academy Excellence Award At AHSP & STEM, we are a family that works together with mutual respect and understanding to achieve a common goal: Success for all students. ~ LeAnn A. Herrera  The Rio Grande Valley Academy Excellence Award honors a secondary campus that exemplifies innovative school reform focused on transforming teaching and learning, and business and community engagement. The Academy of Health Science Professions & STEM, from La Joya ISD, under the leadership of Principal LeAnn [...]

La Joya ISD Academy of Health Science Professions & STEM Receives Rio Grande Valley Academy Excellence Award2021-06-07T18:29:01+00:00
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RGV LEAD 2020-2021 Honorees

2021-06-07T18:15:11+00:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 5 | January 2021 RGV LEAD 2020-2021 HONOREES During the past seven years, she has provided high school seniors with a unique academic experience through the CTE Project-Based Research course and AP Cap-stone Diploma Program. This year’s Higher Education Administrator of the year epitomizes the definition of a servant leader. Mrs. Norma Salazar Director of the Office of Student Success at TSTC. She has worked for TSTC for over 16 years. The Academy of Health Science Professions & STEM, from La Joya ISD, under the [...]

RGV LEAD 2020-2021 Honorees2021-06-07T18:15:11+00:00
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