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2020
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03:19 PM
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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

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