• July 6, 2024

The CEED: Forging Strong Partnerships for Economic Growth and Innovation

The CEED: Forging Strong Partnerships for Economic Growth and Innovation

The CEED (Center for Education and Economic Development) is thrilled to announce its strengthened partnerships with The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) and South Texas College (STC). These collaborations underscore our dedication to fostering economic growth, innovation, and community engagement through education.

UTRGV’s Small Business Development Center

UTRGV has established a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the CEED, aimed at empowering and advising local entrepreneurs. This center provides invaluable resources, mentorship, and support to help small businesses thrive. By offering expert guidance on business plans, marketing strategies, financial management, and more, the SBDC is a catalyst for entrepreneurial success and economic development in our region.

STC’s Apprenticeship Office

South Texas College is launching an apprenticeship office within the CEED to cultivate a skilled and robust workforce. This initiative focuses on providing hands-on training and practical experience to students, bridging the gap between education and employment. By partnering with local industries, STC’s apprenticeship programs ensure that students are equipped with the necessary skills to meet the demands of the modern job market, fostering job creation and economic prosperity.

A Shared Vision for a Brighter Future

These collaborations with UTRGV and STC exemplify our commitment to driving economic growth and innovation. By leveraging educational resources and community engagement, the CEED is at the forefront of building a brighter future for our city and region. We are proud to work alongside these esteemed institutions to support entrepreneurs, develop a skilled workforce, and contribute to the overall economic well-being of our community.

Together, we are not just imagining a better future; we are actively creating it. Through these strategic partnerships, the CEED is paving the way for sustained economic growth, innovation, and a vibrant community.

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