South Texas College and AT&T partner for first responder certification
A pilot program marrying the needs of low-income students in South Texas with the ongoing demand for skilled first responders will soon be up and running at South Texas College.
Housed at the Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence (RCPSE), the program will target approximately 80 low-income students as well as existing firefighters and first responders to earn or re-certify their first responder certification. The program is funded by a grant from AT&T.
STC leaders, local officials and AT&T leadership will share more on the program during a grant announcement event on Thursday, Jan. 23.
Who: Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez, Mayor of Pharr
Sen. Eddie Lucio
Rep. Sergio Munoz
Rep. Armando Martinez
Dr. Shirley Reed, President, South Texas College
Leslie Ward, President, AT&T Texas
Jose Morales, Director of the Regional Center
What: Grant announcement to highlight more than $100,000 from AT&T for a pilot program that
will target approximately 80 low-income students as well as existing firefighters and first responders to earn or re-certify their first responder certification.
When: 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020
Where: Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence
South Texas College
3901 S. Cage Blvd, Pharr, 78577
Visuals: First responders in uniform and first responder equipment
Large check presentation