The University of Texas-Pan American Career Placement Services and the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness of Undergraduate Programs (GEAR-UP) were each awarded $5,000 from the Target Cooperation Tuesday, September 17 for educational assistance.
"On behalf of Target and Mervyns stores respectfully, we would like to thank the Career Placement Office and our partners at UTPA Gear Up organization for their continuous support," said Daniel Torres, Target store director.
"We would like to thank UT Pan American for partnering with Target Corporation on our recruiting efforts
The money received from the corporation will be used to help students who participate in the GEAR UP program and students who use the Career Placement Services office for assistance.
UTPA Career Placement Services assists students in their search for full-time employment, internships and cooperative education experiences, and non-degreed part-time employment
In addition to these services, our office hosts a variety of career fairs, seminars and workshops to improve job search skills, and employer on campus recruitment activities."
Enacted in 1998, GEAR UP encourages partnerships between high poverty schools, universities, community organizations and the business sector to better serve low-income students. More than 450,000 students benefit from the program nationwide.