2022 Laredo Literacy Symposium

About This Year's Sessions

Opening Plenary: Explaining Children’s Mental Health to Caregivers With Literacy Needs

This presentation will focus on the importance of professionals who work with children and caregivers to facilitate disseminating information and educating caregivers on children’s mental health issues, while remaining sensitive to caregivers’ needs, such as low literacy levels, and exercising reflective practice.

Presenter: San Juanita Guerra, LPC
SCAN, Inc. Border Project LAUNCH
Parent Educator/Community Trainer/Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Adult Literacy and Guided Pathways

A career pathways approach to education and training, serving priority populations and building pipelines to middle skills jobs through Adult Literacy & Education.

Presenter: Eduardo Martinez
Laredo College
Instructional & Professional Development Coordinator/USCIS Project Manager

US Citizenship and the Internationally Trained Professional

To promote citizenship preparation assistance for LPRs and naturalization applicants. Providing English language education and workforce program integration to Internationally Trained Professionals.

Presenter: Pending

Lunch & Keynote: The Impact of Workforce Development and Education on the Texas Economy

Julian Alvarez III is the Commissioner Representing Labor of the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Governor Greg Abbott reappointed him to the three-member Commission on March 7, 2017. As Labor Commissioner, Commissioner Alvarez represents the interests of more than 14 million Texas workers with respect to TWC services and ensures that their concerns are considered in all Commission actions.

Presenter: Julian Alvarez III
Commissioner Representing Labor

Closing Plenary: Employer Panel – Employability and Workforce Skills


Presenter: Panel members pending

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