High-quality career education and guidance create strong building blocks for students and career speakers provide valuable insights and inspiration. Students are more engaged in education when they are able to connect learning to the real world. By integrating modern technology and providing highly relevant learning activities, successful speakers in their areas of expertise help motivate and inspire our younger generations in their most important years of development. That’s why our team has regularly supported endeavors by area education nonprofits like E2E and Texas Education Agency programs since 2013.
Education to Employment (E2E) Partners and Non-Profit Volunteer Work
Citizens for Educational Excellence (CEE) was established in 2003 in order to provide youth programs, conduct professional development for educators, lead education forums, and establish programs designed to increase educational and job attainment. The two organizations merged in 2020 in order to expand the scope of services offered to the Corpus Christi area, and better reflect the organization’s mission, which is to bring together people, information, and resources to increase educational and job attainment in the Coastal Bend. The board consists of representatives from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University – Kingsville, Craft Training Center, Del Mar College and other regional partners. HRMG is a proud sponsor and service provider for the organization since 2013, earning us ‘special congressional recognition’ in 2015 for invaluable service to the community.
Discover Your Direction: Exploring Endorsements Youth Leadership Conference 2021
On March 30-31 2021, the Education to Employment Partners successfully coordinated an in-person ‘socially distant’ student conference for Corpus Christi-area high school students at the Education Service Center Region 2. The 7th annual conference welcomed back students after a challenging year of dealing with COVID-19 in 2020 and included accomplished guest speakers such as KIII 3 News Meteorologist Alan Holt, District Attorney Mark Gonzalez, and Corpus Christi Mayor Paulette M. Guajardo. Information sessions from the conference addressed topics such as understanding postsecondary programs, career endorsements, entrepreneurship, and careers in sectors of public service, the military, and arts and humanities over a span of two days.
In continuation of their partnership with the Education to Employment Partners (E2E), HRMG’s founder Jonathan Swindle once again had the pleasure of serving as a guest speaker at the annual conference. Jonathan has been invited to share his knowledge, experience, and invaluable insights in the leadership conferences since 2013.
In his presentation, Jonathan discussed careers in computers, his 11-year journey as an entrepreneur, and his company’s expansion into multiple industries linked by modern technology and media. Jonathan shared some of HRMG’s current work such as an exciting partnership featuring RightOn Corpus, Weird Corpus, PowerUp.org and Revolve One Podcast to create digital marketing and advertising opportunities for our local market. Insights also included multiple pathways a student may use to navigate into the industry, important statistics regarding income, economics, and demographics, as well as promoting the technology industry right here in South Texas. The presentation concluded with a round of questions, final suggestions for literature on access to the industry and selecting pathways to continue their development.