McAllen ISD recognized 22 students this year who earned their Certification as Pharmacy Technicians. This means they can go straight into the work force and earn more than $25,800 per year at entry-wage level. They can be networking in the field of their choice while continuing with college. McAllen ISD offers professional licenses and certifications in 14 different career clusters. Students earning their Pharmacy Technician can save families, on average, about $15,000 to $18,000 per year. This might not include textbooks and license and certification fees which McAllen ISD pays for as well. In fact, the District saved the families of these 22 students about $330,000. To learn more about this program and others, contact McAllen ISD's Career Technical Education office at 956-632-5181 or ask a high school counselor. The students, some of whom are pictured, include Jorge Alfaro, Kimberly Cano Serna, Hanna Ceron, Valeria Garcia, Frank Krause, Daisy Mendez, Alyssa Rodriguez, Valerie Rodriguez, Summer Sandoval, Valeria Stevens, Saul Torres, Daniela Andreatos, Hanna Bagstad, Estela Lopez, Sidney Quintanilla, Anasofia Ramirez, Daisy Ramirez, Jesus Rodriguez, Marco Silguero, Jazmin Torres-Roman, Sandra Bautista and Jocelyn Sanchez.