Edinburg CISD offers help to migrant families searching for jobs

Edinburg CISD’s Migrant Education Program is partnering with Workforce Solutions to offer help for migrant families trying to find jobs in Texas.

Representatives from Workforce Solutions will be at the Information Technology (IT) Building, located at 411 North 8th Ave. in Edinburg, on Thursday at 9 a.m.

The Workforce Solutions representatives will be available during the Parent Advisory Council meeting to provide help with navigating the updated Work In Texas webpage.

“Many migrant students enroll in other schools when they travel up north with their families and take on jobs in the agriculture or fishing industries,” ECISD Migrant Coordinator Patricio Escamilla said in a news release. “Our program helps to motivate these students to come back to school and ensure that they are up to date with their credits for graduation.”

Staff from ECISD will also be available to provide computer assistance to families with the job registration process and to encourage migratory students to participate in the district’s Migrant Education Program.

According to the news release, the Migrant Education Program provides academic resources which include counseling, assistance with obtaining concurrent enrollment and dual credit courses, participation in Advanced Placement classes, support with taking entrance exams, clothing and school supplies.