Sunset P-TECH -March Edition
The work of our students is not just academics it is learning to keep going even when they are tired and want to give up. It is staying the course when there is no end in sight. The work of our students is changing lives and building futures. We are Sunset P-TECH and Perseverance is what we live by.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL WORKSHOPS
Children's Health Behavioral Health Team
- Self-Care (Coping Skills) taught by Vanessa Simpson
- Anxiety about COVID-19 taught by Esmirna Corona
- Depression taught by Norma Hernandez-Canales
- Perserverance taught by Mariajose Fernandez
The workshops were great and the students really were engagement and insightful. We look forward to working further with this team to design some workshops for our parents.
Region 10 March Workshops
Impact of Social Media with Focus on LinkedIn
PUBLIC HEALTH WORK
Dallas County Health and Human Services Vaccine Registration
ANNUAL P-TECH Scorecard Event
This year, we were honored to have one of our own on the student panel. Junior, Pedro Leon, honored his teacher, Mr. Cruz Perez, for helping him to see the value in himself which gave him the initiative to continue his P-TECH journey. Pedro explained, "No one has ever told me I was smart". The student panel consisted of Lance Fields, Lisbeth Avelar, Pedro Leon, and Gustavo Karns each gave inspirational testimonials honoring industry partners, teachers, and college partners and explaining how their support created unique opportunities for them while in the P-TECH program. It was an event that reminds us why we do this work...for students.
"Internships provide students the opportunity to learn by doing real work and being productively engaged in the workplace" (NYS P-TECH, 2017, p. 29). Often our students are not aware of the differences between a job and an internship or the benefits of an internship. We have hosted a number of workshops with guest speakers who have discussed how internships help propel students on their career journey.
This year our students have been fortunate to apply and interview with Thomson Reuters, Dallas Works, IBM, and PepsiCo. Through this process, students have demonstrated their ability to present a well-organized resume and effectively interview. Each final participant will gain the opportunity to expand their professional skills while having a competitive compensation of $15 or more. We are eagerly waiting to see who was able to snap opportunities.