EPCC & YISD Open Career Center at Riverside Pathways in Technology Early College High School
El Paso, Texas, January 21, 2020 – El Paso Community College (EPCC) in partnership with the Ysleta Independent School District (YISD) held a grand opening for the Career Center at Riverside Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) at the Valle Verde Transportation Training Center. EPCC President, Dr. William Serrata welcomed YISD Superintendent Dr. Xavier de la Torre and students from YISD High Schools.
The Career Center at Riverside P-TECH is a collaboration focused on career and technical education. “The P-TECH experience that has been established by the Ysleta Independent School District and EPCC is designed to have strong academic and career-orientated results which will benefit both students and our workforce.” Dr. William Serrata said.
The newest P-TECH offers studies in the areas of Automotive Technology, Diesel Technology and Computer-Aided Design. “Students can couple their high school experience with their experience at a community college and make a solid living wage, contribute to our economy and contribute to their own quality of life,” Dr. Xavier De La Torre said.
P-TECH provides an opportunity for high school students to earn a high school diploma and an associate of applied science degree, a post-secondary certificate or industry certification and work-based training through internships. As a result of the P-TECH experience, students will become skilled employees that will excel in today’s global economy.