National Alliance Brings CISR High School Program to Laredo School District with 2022 Spencer Educational Foundation Grant

AUSTIN, TX, January 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research is a proud recipient of a 2022 Spencer Educational Foundation grant to support and develop the Certified Insurance Service Representative (CISR) High School Program (HSP). The HSP is a growing initiative that anticipates the changing talent needs of the industry through comprehensive student exposure and education, developing and diversifying the talent pool at an early stage. Specifically, the grant provides first-year funding to three new schools in Laredo, Texas and one in Township of Perry, Indiana.

Founded in 1979, the Spencer Educational Foundation is the first national organization to fund the training of future risk management and insurance (RMI) professionals. The general grants support two essential objectives of the RMI industry: providing experiential learning opportunities for RMI students and attracting new talent to the industry. The spirit of the HSP embodies at spencer mission to support the future of insurance by investing significantly in educational opportunities.

The National Alliance will use grant funding to bring the CISR High School program to three new schools in Laredo, Texas this month. Students at Laredo’s Joseph W. Nixon, Raymond and Tirza Martinand dr. Leonides G. Cigarroa high schools will be the first beneficiaries of the spencer accord, with Township of Perry, Indiana anticipating a fall 2022 launch. Earning the CISR HS designation and completing the elective internship gives graduates a significant advantage in the job market, helping them secure a bright future in the management field. risk and insurance.

Rogelio GarciaExecutive Director of CCMR, Advanced Academics and Schools of Innovation in the Laredo Independent School District, said, “Amid ever-changing employment and workforce trends, the vocational skills gap is widening. For this reason, our ability to prepare and provide our future generations with the skills, knowledge and certification to help bridge this gap has become an instrumental force in our approach since high school. The collaboration and assistance of our commercial and industrial partners are the key element of our success.

spencer is proud to award the National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research a 2022 grant to fund its high school program at four new high schools,” said Robin Roder, spencer Chairman of the Board and SVP, Risk Management at Sedgwick. “As we look to the future of risk management and insurance, we know it is important to continue to develop the talent pool and introduce young people to the countless career opportunities available. to them within our industry. Funding for the CISR High School program will undoubtedly help accomplish this by exposing more students to exciting new RMI careers.”

The National Alliance offers hands-on insurance and risk management courses taught by active insurance practitioners. Thousands of risk management and insurance professionals earn their designation to maintain successful careers.

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