Jayshree Bhat, MS, MBA
Assistant Vice President,
Professional Education &
Welcome to the website dedicated to the Office of Professional Education and Workforce Development (PEWD). Established in February 2019, this office leverages institutional and academic resources to create new and innovative workforce development opportunities regionally and globally through cutting-edge, responsive, and high-quality education programs aligned with UTRGV Strategic plan and mission.
We believe that workforce development is a key component of economic development and building the 21st-century workforce takes a lot more than just providing access to cutting-edge education programs. It requires a coordinated effort between higher education institutions, private industries, and public entities to attain this common goal. The office of PEWD is here to serve the Rio Grande Valley (RGV), one of the fastest-growing regions of the country.
Offering accessible pathways to strategically designed education programs and connecting highly trained individuals to professional employment opportunities in our region is our primary goal.
With support from the Office of Continuing Education, Language Institute, Executive Education and Workforce Development, the Office of PEWD is here to kickstart your educational and career goals.