McAllen ISD offers new certificates for in-demand jobs – Monitor
The McAllen Independent School District will incorporate three new certificates to its Career Technical Education programs, with its first cohorts beginning in 2019.
A local and state demand led the district to form the programs, said Diana Peña, career technical education coordinator. Students can register for forensic science technician, emergency medical technician and emergency dispatch technician classes. The school district will also partner with South Texas College to offer a continuing education certificate for the forensic science technician course.
Data from the Texas Labor report and a national labor agency, along with growing interest within the student body, factored in the district’s decision, Peña said.
“The correlation is there between the need for this position, and the student interest is there,” Peña said.