Edinburg EDC allocates $50,000 to workforce development

By Viviana Cervantes

South Texas

March 15, 2024

To foster career and professional growth in South Texas, the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Edinburg, Texas, has donated $50,000 to the Valley Initiative for Development and Advancement (VIDA).

The donation aims to benefit low-income students, providing them with opportunities to enhance their skills and earning potential through access to educational programs tailored to meet industry demands.

Workforce development stands as one of Edinburg's key competitive advantages. Thus, the EDC underscores its commitment to supporting programs that can generate jobs and opportunities with competitive wages.

The partnership with VIDA will facilitate the development of programs aimed at training individuals already employed within local businesses, as well as providing educational opportunities for technical students.

Leticia Pantoja, Project Manager at EDC, emphasized, "The funds allocated by Edinburg EDC to VIDA will be utilized to support specific programs aligned with our economic development and business growth objectives."

Edinburg was recognized as the most accessible college town in the United States in 2023, offering a diverse range of educational programs tailored to meet the needs of local businesses and the industrial sector, including manufacturing processes.

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