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Laredo CARES Program

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.


For additional 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