Border Patrol agents from the Laredo Sector Border Community Liaison Program continued the Classroom-2-Careers program at John B. Alexander High School and Raymond & Tirza Martin High School in Laredo, Texas.
On September 24 and 26, Criminal Justice students received information about the possible careers with the United States Border Patrol or any other Criminal Justice field opportunities. They also received information about the vast history of the Border Patrol and the efforts involved in securing our Nation’s borders and keeping our communities safe.
Throughout the school year, agents certified in Firearms, Recruitment, Canines, Special Operations Detachment, Emergency Medical Technicians and agents assigned to the Border Community Liaison program, will teach the Classroom-2-Careers presentations throughout the various high schools in the Laredo, Texas area. The students will also experience Border Patrol vehicles and equipment used in the field through hands-on demonstrations.
The Hebbronville Border Patrol Station began the Classroom-2-Careers curriculum at the Hebbronville High School in 2016 and expanded to include Bruni High School during the 2016-2017 school year. In 2017, United South High School requested to pilot the program for the United Independent School District (UISD) in Laredo, Texas. Based on this success, UISD incorporated the program once a month in all of their four high school’s Criminal Justice classes. The program has now expanded to include all of the Laredo ISD high schools.