Youth Apprenticeship Program in the RGV

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The McAllen Chamber of Commerce, South Texas College, and the McAllen ISD are launching the first-of-its-kind Youth Apprenticeship Program in South Texas. The program combines high school curriculum and college, career & technology training with critical on-the-job training performed at a local business. Students can earn a paycheck through part-time work while earning a national credential in one of many high demand occupations.

McAllen’s various businesses and industries need high-skilled workers. Registered apprentices can work to build a solid workforce pipeline for the future.

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On Thursday, October 11, at the McAllen Creative Incubator (601 North Main) at 9:30 AM there will be a “Pitches and Interviews” for the students and the eight businesses participating in the Youth Apprenticeship Program. Sixty students from McAllen ISD will be interviewing and honing their interview skills with these local businesses.

Agenda for the event on October 11:

  1. Welcome and Overview (10 minutes) by Steve Ahlenius, McAllen Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Carlos Margo, STC
  2. Comments by Dr. J Gonzalez, McAllen ISD Superintendent (5 minutes)
  3. Pitches (Steve Ahlenius will introduce each company)

3.1       Atlas (5 minutes)

3.2       Boggus Ford (5 minutes)

3.3       Clark Chevrolet (5 minutes)

3.4       DoubleTree Hotel (5 minutes)

3.5       House Wine and SALT (5minutes)

3.6       The Monitor (5 minutes)

3.7       Santa Fe Steakhouse (5 minutes)

4. Interviews start at 10:30 AM: Each business will conduct three interviews for each slot they have available.

5. Interviews are completed by 11:45 AM

For Information contact Steve Ahlenius, McAllen Chamber of Commerce at 956-682-2871

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