The workforce in San Antonio is fueled in part by the various training programs that are offered to the community. These programs provide our workforce with the skills needed to benefit businesses that are new to San Antonio, start-up companies, as well as existing industries.
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) reformed federal employment, training, adult education, and vocational rehabilitation programs by creating an integrated “one-stop” system of workforce investment and education services for adults, dislocated workers, and youth.
The Texas workforce system comprises 28 local workforce development areas. Each workforce area utilizes a network of over 280 Workforce Solutions offices and satellite offices statewide to provide services to employers and job seekers. Find out more about the Workforce Investment Act.
The Skills Development Fund is Texas’ premier job-training program providing training dollars for Texas businesses and workers. Administered by the Texas Workforce Commission, success is achieved through collaboration among businesses, public Community and Technical colleges, Local Workforce Development Boards and economic development partners. Learn more about the Skills Development Fund.
The Workforce Solutions Alamo Board serves as the governing board for the regional workforce system, a network of service providers and contractors that brings people and jobs together. The mission of Workforce Solutions Alamo is to build a premier workforce in America by providing employers and residents with the opportunities, resources and services to develop and gain a competitive edge in the global economy. Workforce Solutions Alamo serves the surrounding area including Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina and Wilson counties. For more information, visit www.workforcesolutionsalamo.org.
Services offered to businesses:
- Job matching and referral
- Job development and placement assistance
- Career counseling
- Information on available training providers and programs
- Information and referral to available community resources for services such as childcare, transportation and housing assistance
- Financial assistance for training of qualified individuals
- Self-administered interest and aptitude tests
- Job search workshops on resume writing, job applications, conducting an effective job search and more
The five Alamo Colleges represent a necessary ingredient in San Antonio’s strategic plan to accelerate the creation and expansion of high-skill, high-wage jobs. The mission of the Economic & Workforce Development division of Alamo Colleges is to respond to employer workforce development needs through training and education in support of economic development through the five colleges and the Advanced Technology Center of the Alamo Colleges. They offer a multitude of occupational programs that promote professional growth and business excellence. Learn more about the Alamo Colleges.
SA Works is an industry led coalition assembled to develop a comprehensive human capital strategy to fill the city and county’s most pressing talent needs. The organization seeks to educate and train students and fill gaps in the workforce by providing the skills needed to advance. Learn more about SA Works.