RGV LEAD builds the intellectual capital of the region by facilitating collaboration between employers, community leaders, and educators from public schools, colleges, and universities to assist students in acquiring the academic and career skill-sets necessary for success in higher education, careers, and life.
Partnering to engage students in college-and-career-focused learning opportunities to achieve a higher level of competence in the workforce.
Leadership, Collaboration, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.
Goal 1: Coordinate regional initiatives focused on education and workforce development that support linkages with current and emerging organizations in the Rio Grande Valley to reduce duplication of services, maximize resources, decrease fragmentation, and improve effectiveness of education and workforce systems.
Goal 2: Increase the number and percentage of high school students who graduate college-and-career-ready and transition successfully into higher education and/or the workforce.
Goal 3: Increase the number and percentage of career-focused college and university students who earn certificates, degrees, and/or industry- or state-recognized licenses or certifications and transition into the workforce.