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Young Entrepreneurs of the RGV Challenge Winners

2021-06-15T14:36:46+00:00

Vol.2, Iss. 9 | May 2021 Young Entrepreneurs of the RGV Challenge Winners Wow! Amazing! Awesome! Impressive! These are only a few ways to say, “Great Job!” These are words that can describe the three finalist teams for the Young Entrepreneurs of the Rio Grande Valley Challenge. RGV LEAD would like to congratulate the finalists: 1st place went to Wize Eats by Teresa A. Velez of Weslaco East High School (Pictured right); 2nd Place: Studio Café by Julietta Silva and Renata Perez of Brownsville Veterans Memorial Early College High School; and 3rd place: Maddy-May Masks by Zoey [...]

Young Entrepreneurs of the RGV Challenge Winners2021-06-15T14:36:46+00:00
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Sharyland RGV LEAD Ambassadors at Work

2021-06-15T00:56:00+00:00

Vol.2, Iss. 9 | May 2021 Sharyland RGV LEAD Ambassadors at Work The main objective of becoming an RGV LEAD Ambassador is to learn and develop leadership skills. Ambassadors are trained to overcome shyness and put their best foot forward. It’s up to each individual high school campus to utilize these future leaders to the fullest. Ambassadors can be greeters at Open House, serve as docents for school tours, conduct on-campus leadership events, etc. Sharyland ISD RGV LEAD Regional Ambassadors recently served as moderators at the spring Career & Technical Education Advisory Board meeting. Ambassadors were assigned [...]

Sharyland RGV LEAD Ambassadors at Work2021-06-15T00:56:00+00:00
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Business Partner of the Year – Texas Gas Service

2021-06-15T01:03:49+00:00

Vol.2, Iss. 9 | May 2021 Business Partner of the Year - Texas Gas Service Texas Gas Service has been a supporter of college-and-career-focused education for more than 20 years. The natural gas distribution company has generously given of its time by having a representative serve on the RGV LEAD board, formerly Tech Prep of the Rio Grande Valley. Texas Gas Service has provided both financial and in-kind support for various RGV LEAD initiatives including the regional Education & Career EXPO for several years, and many other educational-related activities. Texas Gas Service supported RGV LEAD when it [...]

Business Partner of the Year – Texas Gas Service2021-06-15T01:03:49+00:00
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TRPN News: Regional Districts Attend Final Meeting

2021-06-14T23:06:17+00:00

Vol.2, Iss. 9 | May 2021 TRPN News: Regional Districts Attend Final Meeting All good things must come to an end - or do they! The Texas Regional Pathways Network (TRPN) districts met for the last time this school year with the RGV LEAD Intermediary group to recap this year’s TRPN progress. Postsecondary partners and business partners participated in the open discussions to reflect on where they see the program headed for next school year. Student internships continue to be explored as well as other work-based learning experiences. Yes, the show will go on and the education-business [...]

TRPN News: Regional Districts Attend Final Meeting2021-06-14T23:06:17+00:00
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Thought for the Month: 1,440 minutes in every day.

2021-06-15T14:42:25+00:00

Vol. 2, Iss. 9 | May 2021 In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact. ~ Les Brown Thought for the Month May 2021 I recently came across an article in “Success Resources' - Your Learning Resources” which included an adaptation from Les Brown’s personal collection. You might ask, “Who is Les Brown?" Brown is a motivational speaker who once was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives; and he was once married to Gladys Knight, the "Empress of Soul"; an American singer, songwriter, [...]

Thought for the Month: 1,440 minutes in every day.2021-06-15T14:42:25+00:00
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Jubilee Academy Becomes RGV LEAD Member

2021-06-15T14:46:25+00:00

Vol.2, Iss. 9 | May 2021 Jubilee Academy Becomes RGV LEAD Member Pictured above: The RGV LEAD staff meeting with Jubilee Academy CCMR Coordinator Bernardo Garrido (top right) and Jamie Molina, Jubilee District Career & Technical Education Coordinator. (bottom center) RGV LEAD looks forward to offering its services to the charter school which was founded in 2000. Jubilee Academy is located in several Texas cities, including Austin, Dallas, San Antonio, Kingsville, and Brownsville.

Jubilee Academy Becomes RGV LEAD Member2021-06-15T14:46:25+00:00
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RGV LEAD Scholarship Recipient Edward Padilla

2021-06-14T02:19:20+00:00

Vol.2, Iss. 9 | May 2021 Edward Padilla RGV LEAD Scholarship Recipient Congratulations are in order for Edward Padilla of Sharyland High School for being selected as the 2021 RGV LEAD $5,000 scholarship recipient! He was selected from a field of almost 100 applicants. Edward submitted the RGV LEAD application which required letters of recommendation, a list of Career & Technical Education courses taken, in high school, his grade point average and ranking, and a personal essay. The pre-scholarship committee reviewed all applications and narrowed the list to 12 finalists. From there, the top three applicants were [...]

RGV LEAD Scholarship Recipient Edward Padilla2021-06-14T02:19:20+00:00
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P-16 Council Holds Final Meeting for 2020-2021

2021-06-15T14:49:52+00:00

Vol.2, Iss. 9 | May 2021 P-16 Council Holds Final Meeting for 2020-2021 The Regional Meeting of the P-16 Council and Regional Counselors’ Network meeting kicked off the final virtual Zoom meeting on May 5th at 9:00 a.m. Dr. Gonzalo Salazar, Los Fresnos CISD Superintendent, welcomed the members and gave the opening address. Luis Rodriguez, Executive Director for RGV LEAD, also addressed the audience and gave RGV LEAD updates. Participants were privileged to hear a presentation by Julian Alvarez [Pictured], Commissioner Representing Labor for the Texas Workforce Commission on “Texas Workforce Education, Reskilling and Upskilling.” With people [...]

P-16 Council Holds Final Meeting for 2020-20212021-06-15T14:49:52+00:00
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Young Entrepreneurs of the RGV Challenge Keynote Speaker Michael Limas

2021-06-15T00:10:19+00:00

Vol.2, Iss. 9 | May 2021 Young Entrepreneurs of the RGV Challenge Keynote Speaker Michael Limas Young Entrepreneurs keynote speaker, Michael Limas [Pictured], financial advisor, co-owner of Las Ramblas in Brownsville, shared his education journey, including doing the little jobs that he may not have necessarily enjoyed doing, but did them because they helped him in his entrepreneur journey. He mentioned the importance of serving as an intern and building the confidence to “just do it” and take on new challenges. Through entrepreneur endeavors, people can network and you can find businesses who want to invest in [...]

Young Entrepreneurs of the RGV Challenge Keynote Speaker Michael Limas2021-06-15T00:10:19+00:00
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CTAT Career Guidance Member Award

2021-06-14T23:47:30+00:00

Vol.2, Iss. 9 | May 2021 CTAT Career Guidance Member Award Each year the Career & Technical Association of Texas (CTAT) grants various awards to each of the twelve CTAT areas across the state recognizing individuals or entities from the education or business/industry community who enhance the established Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. These awards acknowledge individual’s contributions to the improvement, promotion, development, and progress of CTE, thereby positively impacting the image of the CTE programs. The local South Texas CTAT Area 9 organization also grants a Community Partner Excellence Award every year. Sharyland ISD was [...]

CTAT Career Guidance Member Award2021-06-14T23:47:30+00:00
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