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Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA) is honored to be a recipient of The Meadows Foundation grant to continue enhancing employment opportunities and promoting workforce development among Latinas in the RGV. This grant project will provide VIDA the opportunity to lead a continuation of the successful outcomes and deliverables the program has been serving, in which an additional 250 Latinas will be provided student support services to pursue degrees and credentials in high demand occupations. VIDA is grateful to The Meadows Foundation for recognizing the value in education to build and sustain a competitive workforce in our community.
“We are immensely thankful to The Meadows Foundation, for selecting VIDA as one of its grant recipients for thisinnovative workforce development initiative, benefiting Latinas in our community. It is our continued priority to maximize human capital and promote economic mobility through education among our underserved demographic,especially Latinas. With The Meadows Foundation grant, VIDA will persist in aligning relevant workforce training opportunities with industry demand and supporting gender equality in the RGV’s workforce.” said Felida Villarreal,VIDA’s President & CEO.
About Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement
For over 27 years, VIDA has helped more than 6,000 economically disadvantaged valley residents successfully complete career training programs in target demand occupations and achieve self- sufficiency. Last year, VIDA served534 participants with an average persistence rate of 94% and an average annual salary upon graduation of over $48,000!This is a true representation of human capital investment and aligning workforce skills with local industry demand.
To learn more about VIDA, please visit www.vidacareers.org or call (956) 903-1900.