SA Works

Work-based learning programs get students comfortable with real world situations while boosting productivity for leading employers.
Toyota is one of over 250 San Antonio companies to participate in SAEDF’s workforce development programs.
Greater Impact
Our programs continue to grow reaching more students, educators and employers each year.
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Job
Shadow

>17K

students

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>200

companies

Hosting interns
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externships

700

teachers served
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$1.2M

Estimated impact
on entry-level salaries
through internships
All data is SA Works program-specific unless otherwise noted.
Job Shadow
This program demystifies industry for high school students through half a day of work-based learning. The experience allows students to see career options firsthand and gain skills that employers need.
JOB SHADOW 2020 WAS A
RECORD-SETTING DAY FOR US!
4,414
students
162
employers
18% PARTICIPATION GROWTH FROM 2017
17
industries
12
school
districts
3
charter
schools
From the Source
“The experience was definitely eye-opening in that it showed me various career fields that are based off of hobbies.”
Student from Communication Arts High School
Internship
Our paid internship program grows students’ skill sets and networks, allowing for broad career exploration.
Why Hire Our Interns?
The demand for a high-skilled labor force keeps growing, not just for San Antonio, but your organization, too. We’re bringing together our community’s potential talent and employers to cultivate and improve that talent profile by offering more opportunities to develop the appropriate skills.
Total Impact
$1,102,50
Our 2017 Summer Internship Program united industry and education for BIG impact to the community.
h-e-b saved
$34,000
in their Electronic Maintenance department by repairing equipment in-house with intern assistance.
OUR EMPLOYERS BENEFITTED FROM
• Increased safety & productivity
• Mentorship opportunities
• Potential recruitment
• Fresh ideas and perspectives
STUDENT REGISTRATION:
Student registration for SA Works 2020 Virtual Summer Internships is now open. Students must request a referral code from their teacher or CTE director to register.
• Request your referral code to register for SA Works Internships (requirements apply)
• Register with your referral code on our Greenlight portal
• Upload your resume
• Browse available internships & apply
Externship
The program increases educator experience within industries, strengthening curriculum and application. In a five-day professional development event, Alamo STEM Workforce Coalition connects teachers with industry experts to learn how math and science are applied in workforce settings. Our ultimate goal is to increase educator and student awareness of careers in the San Antonio area and for students to be better prepared for in-demand careers.
EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT
Host teachers at your company for a ½ day session sharing your knowledge of your company and what skills students need to be successful at your company.

What would this involve?
-Hosting a small group of teaches at your company for ½ day
-Providing a tour and/or overview of your company
-If possible, provide a hands on experience for teachers at your company
TEACHER ENGAGEMENT
During the week you will visit three local companies as part of the externships. Applicants must teach a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or STEM-related course or be a CTE teacher.

Goals are:
-Increase career awareness for applied teaching and learning
-Create opportunities for students to interact in the real-world workforce
-Bring CCRS and STEM to life in your classroom!
-Strengthen authentic learning using project-based learning design
-Connecting with industry experts in an externship experience
Job matching and mentorship tool
coming soon!
Career Pathways
Opportunity is out there for meaningful careers in exciting industries. COVID-19 is having a heavy impact on people across industries and with training to reskill and upskill, a new door can open. Contact us to learn more.

Slide avg. salary $101K cybersecurity UTSA has Security
Clearance
in the U.S. #1 program
Slide Employers 1.6K information
technology
Fast upskilling $95K Average Salary
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tech roles
$87K Average Salary
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manufacturing
50k jobs 1.5K Employers
Greater with People
Connect with our programs today.
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Saani Fong
School-to-Career Director