Not even the really cold temperatures could keep folks away from the November Membership Meeting hosted by Sylvia Davila and Rachel Draeger of IBC.
The Membership Meeting focused on the positive changes and growth of the Career and Technology Education (CTE) program at the Del Rio High School. Roger Gonzalez, CTE Director outlined various accomplishments and noted the increased levels of certification. Gonzalez announced a new $10 million CTE Center would most likely be built at the old North Heights school location.
Gonzalez also stated that presently 4259 students are enrolled in the CTE program with programs starting as early as the 6th grade. A media presentation detailed the 13 Career Clusters. Gonzalez noted 947 students received Career Certifications in 2013-2014 school year.
Student Ambassadors Reymundo Reyes and Carlos Dinkle spoke on their personal experiences with their respective programs.
Cristina Zamarripa, DRHCC office assistant also shared her personal experiences and certification achieved while in the program. Gonzalez stated the success of this program is also due to the dedication of the instructors and the support of the local community.
Rachel Draeger also shared some examples of how IBC is a strong community partner, participating and promoting various projects. Fellowship amid the DJ sounds of Sergio Diaz before and after the meeting created a networking and warm ambience.