Growing From Within

Thriving communities rely on a skilled workforce. Our workforce strategy focuses on building our people from within to directly support the needs of regional employers.

San Antonio students get on-the-job experience through the SA Works internship program.
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Over 30K
Higher-Ed Grads
Each Year

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over 1.2M active laborforce

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Nearly 200k skilled veterans in S.A.
(55K more than national avg.)
Industry-Led People Development
We work directly with employers, education and training providers, and workforce organizations to build and strengthen the programs that make our people career ready.
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Real life experience
grows interest
and understanding
of career options.
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internships
Every summer,
more than 1,000
students gain
valuable work
experience.
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externships
Hundreds of
STEM teachers
get hands-on
experience from
industry each year.
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mentorships
Connects students
and professionals
to learn about
career paths and
honing skills.
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Growing together
Greater San Antonio employers know the value of work-based learning. Here are a few of the incredible companies leading the way:

Small Business Res Kevin Voelkel,
President, Toyota
Motor Manufacturing,
Texas, Inc.
“Greater San Antonio is strong and resilient because of our people. Our inclusive culture, diverse economy, and growing workforce sustain us.”
Small Business Res Stanislas Vilgrain,
Cuisine Solutions
Chairman & CEO
“San Antonio has an industrious and enthusiastic workforce that we’ll tap into to help support our growth and meet the increasing demand for our restaurant-quality products."
Small Business Res Kate Rogers,
Butt Foundation
“Our economy is strengthened by people. Together, if we focus on building people, we can build the economy and create opportunity for every family to be upwardly mobile.”
Small Business Res Peter John Holt,
CEO, HOLT CAT
“The San Antonio Economic Development Foundation and SA Works — our community’s primary workforce development agency — have put a renewed focus on talent development that has made San Antonio a model for the integration of economic and workforce development programs.”
Education & Training Partners
SAEDF partners with programs that provide training and resources that will prepare students for careers in target industries.

Small Business Res Located in the heart of the medical
center, students get a unique
experience, prepping them for
Health Careers medical careers.
Small Business Res High school students gain
alamo academies college-level
STEM training.
Small Business Res Industry-led public high schools
preparing students for careers in
cast schools tech and
medical fields.
Small Business Res Rackspace hosts intensive hands-on
training for people ready for a career in
Open Cloud Academy tech and cyber.
Small Business Res #1 Cyber Security
Degree Program
in the U.S.
UTSA and Home to the Center of
Manufacturing and Lean Systems.
Small Business Res Web development
boot camp
codeup with an 80% job placement
rate for graduates.
Small Business Res Community
college system
Alamo Colleges that educates the largest share
of San Antonio’s future workforce.
Small Business Res those exploring new Alamo District
Career Coach
A resource for whether they are in school
or returning to school.
opportunities,
Small Business Res no-cost
recruitment,
screening,
training
and more.
Workforce
Solutions Alamo
Offers a variety of services including
Small Business Res advanced
manufacturing.
TX FAME Specialized training prepares
workers for careers in
SA Works
SAEDF believes in talent-led economic development. Our workforce development team has been recognized nationally as a best-practice organization. We bring companies to the table to ensure our people are career-ready now and in the future.
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