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July 31st - August 5th, 2023

We realize the rapid changes of our nation present all agencies and companies with new and additional challenges in completing their various missions. We are committed to providing the support, training, and development at times to keep abreast of these changes. Our core value is committed to facilitating educational opportunities to participants to acquire or enhance the skills necessary to progress and develop within and beyond their potentials.

Vision Statement

The Federal Training Institute is dedicated to the belief that increasing the knowledge and skills of staff through educational opportunities contributes to the advancement of human fulfillment. Therefore, a diverse, well-educated and informed workforce will be able to adapt and better respond to the future challenges of their agencies.

Mission Statement

The Federal Training Institute is committed to providing quality educational opportunities to develop and enable participants to realize their potential by strengthening their knowledge, skills, and professional competencies. We provide continuing education by expanding opportunities for personal growth and fostering the development and dissemination of public policies and social change activities.

The LULAC Convention hosts the LULAC Federal Training Institute (FTI), an intensive and structured career development program for government and public sector employees. In partnership with the OPM and other Federal agencies, the Federal Training Institute offers workshops and plenary sessions that enable government employees and other employees to enhance their leadership skills and develop the Executive Core Qualifications required for entry to the Senior Executive Service.

2023 Excellence in Service Awardees

Emily Clarice Valdovinos

SSgt/NCOIC of Performance Rehabilitation

Luis Felipe Carvajal

DoD, DON, Naval Warfare Systems Command, Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic

Ms. Jessica A. Thompson

Flight Test Engineer, Government Civilian

SSG Cassandra Vieira

53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT)

Armand Aranda

Senior Airman, Aerospace Medical Technician, California Air National Guard

Craig E. McCrodden

Chief Petty Officer - Avionics Electrical Technician, E7

Staff Sergeant Raul Canedo

Staff Sergeant / Pneudraulics Advanced Individual Training Instructor / E-6

Priscilla Molina

Airmen First Class/ AGE Journeyman/ E-3

Iris Rangel

Airman First Class

Capt Steven R. Luna

Logistics Career Broadening Officer

Ms. Martha E. Noe

Director of Marketing Events and Social Media/Navy Counselor Senior Chief

To learn more about the FTI please click here.

For more information please contact Rafaela Schwan, COO, at 817-914-5670

Alternative contact – Bryan Villamar

FTI Agenda

View the 2023 LULAC National Convention & Exposition schedule & directory.

Documents and Forms

FTI Agenda

(PDF format)

2023 LULAC National Convention FTI Presentations

Please click here to view the 2023 LULAC National Convention Federal Training Institute Presentations in PDF format.