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Work-Based Learning
Curriculum & Programming

When Eloy Garza created the Student-Led Agency model, he used his experience in corporate sales, marketing, and business development to try to make his student's learning experience as real-world as possible.  He wanted to create a program that not only allowed students to apply the theory he was teaching but also give them practical opportunities to use and master fundamental 21st-century skills. 

He took a consultative approach to engage students with business partners. Taking into consideration the experience of the business partners, he wanted to generate a business-to-business service experience to make it easier for partners. This would give partners the opportunity to engage with students as they do with other business organizations. This ensured an experience that would allow students to engage with business partners as equals, just one organization seeking to exchange value with another. 

"It's not enough to simply want to engage with business partners, we must create an environment they themselves are used to so they can truly conduct business with our students as they would with other professionals.  This is the best way they can truly mentor our students while sparing them the need to acclimate to the intricacies of educational pedagogy and processes." -Eloy Garza

This approach to learning empowers teachers to utilize project-based and problem-based learning best practices to create a work-based learning program that transforms the classroom into a place of business.  The teacher's lessons are now enhanced with real-world connections and applications, the student gets hands-on experience while still under the teacher's supervision, and the business partner engages with students in an impactful and transformational way.

The Student-Led Agency curriculum has already been used successfully with thousands of students across several pathways. See how they have been impacted.

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South Texas College

The Business Statistics program is using the Career Bridge app and Student-Led Agency curriculum to support ShrinkBox, a non-profit organization focused on improving mental health. 

RGCC ISD Professional Development

Career Bridge Founder & CEO supported the Rio Grande City Grulla Independent School District with professional development training focused on how to engage students with local businesses for transformational work-based learning projects.

The Palm Awards of The Rio Grande Valley

Career Bridge is expanding into fine arts as we support The Palm Awards high school theatrical competition with our innovative work-based learning management solutions. 

RGV LEAD Young Entrepreneurs

of The RGV Challenge:

A high school entrepreneurship competition focused on empowering high school students of the Rio Grande Valley region with the skills, resources, and experiences to explore the entrepreneurial mindset.  We are honored to support this effort! 

New Mexico DART Project: 

Career Bridge is currently working with the New Mexico Datacasting Action Research Team in an important effort to bring equity to underserved students in New Mexico.  


DECA Chapter Advisor Kick-Off Experience

July 26-27, 2022

We are excited to join present at this year's event to share the Student-Led Agency Model with DECA Advisors from across the country. 

RGVLEAD Business Development Workshop
February 24, 2022


We launched the Career Bridge app to the participants of the RGV LEAD Young Entrepreneurship Challenge.


P.O. Box 149
Pharr, TX 78577

Phone: (956) 997-6765


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