The Laredo CARES Program, an initiative spearheaded by
Laredo College and the City of Laredo, has already provided job retraining in
high-demand careers for over 450 Laredoans affected by the pandemic.
As part of local recovery efforts to stimulate the
economy and grow the skilled workforce in our community, LC and the City of
Laredo established this partnership aimed at helping individuals directly
impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to rejoin the workforce. This initiative
provides workforce skills training to individuals that have been laid-off,
furloughed or underemployed due to the pandemic and it serves as a pathway for
participants to regain meaningful employment.
The City of Laredo provided the funding for the program
with allocated Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act money
intended to provide economic assistance through small business grants and
loans, worker retraining and workforce development.
“The impact the Laredo CARES Program has had in our
community has been overwhelmingly positive,” Laredo College President Dr.
Ricardo J. Solis said. “Hundreds of people have benefitted from this free
workforce training offered for over a dozen different occupations that are
highly sought-after in our region. We look forward to helping more people
through this great partnership with the City of Laredo.”
There are still three programs that have openings
available for qualifying individuals - Certified Medical Administrative
Assistant, Substitute Teacher and Forklift & Warehouse Safety. Spaces for these programs are limited
and offered on a first-come, first-served basis to qualifying individuals.
information, questions or concerns regarding the courses or eligibility, call (956) 721-5374, (956) 764-5986 and (956) 794-4520 or
send an email to CE_Staff@laredo.edu.