Written by Andrielle Figueroa Friday, 23 May 2014 09:29
MISSION— A pilot program will be housed at Mission High School for the upcoming school year targeting welding, precision manufacturing and diesel technology.
The Texas Education Agency approved Mission CISD as the only district in the western part of Hidalgo County to support the program.
The Career-Tech Early College High School will cater to an estimated 100-125 students in gaining professional certifications as well as a college degree.
According to Sergio Peña, career and technology director, there is large need for workers in these industries. There were 352,250 openings for welders, 68,000 openings in manufacturing and 250,800 openings for diesel technicians in 2012, according to a report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provided by Peña.