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Here, you'll find a list of organizations and resources in the San Antonio area that work to help the community with entering the workforce, exiting the workforce, and everything in between!
Alamo Colleges Healthcare Apprenticeship Partnership
The Healthcare Apprenticeship Partnership, in collaboration with Methodist Healthcare, Project Quest, and Good Careers Academy, is designed for individuals who are currently unemployed or underemployed and would like to pursue a career in healthcare.
Restore Education is a San Antonio based nonprofit dedicated to creating highly personalized pathways to college and the workforce for individuals 16 years and older who have a desire to improve their economic circumstances. Since opening in 2008, we have provided educational services to over 12,000 students. Our mission is to restore individuals’ potential for success on their path to college and career through the transformative power of education. We offer no cost basic literacy and English language classes, high school equivalency (GED) preparation, comprehensive workforce training and career services, plus college preparation and ongoing advising and mentoring as students complete a 2- and 4-year degree. Offering no-cost, flexible, and highly personalized pathways to address the holistic needs of each student is the key to their path to success.
City of San Antonio: Train for Jobs SA
Train for Jobs SA - City of San Antonio
The City of San Antonio has partnered with Workforce Solutions Alamo, Alamo Colleges, Project Quest, Restore Education, Family Service, Chrysalis Ministries, and SA Works to offer free workforce training and education to San Antonio residents who have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Training is offered for in-demand industries such as healthcare and biotech, education, I.T. and cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing and logistics, and skilled trades.
Participants of the program are eligible to receive the following benefits:
- Weekly stipend: receive up to $450 a week
- Tuition scholarships: paid for by the City of San Antonio
- Personalized support: career exploration, job readiness, referrals to childcare, transportation and more
UP Partnership is an initiative to improve the educational success of children. Working with 175 partners, UP Partnership utilizes data and aligns resources to create equitable systems to ensure all young people in Bexar County are ready for the future by increasing high school completion, postsecondary success and access to high-quality youth development programs. It was launched by the City of San Antonio in 2009.
NXT Level Youth Opportunity Center
NXT Level Youth Opportunity Center connects young adults 16-24 who are not in school or in the workforce to resources that will help them meet their educational and career goals. The center, which opened in 2019, operates under the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services in partnership with Goodwill Industries of San Antonio and Communities in Schools-San Antonio.
Good Careers Academy
Goodwill San Antonio offers comprehensive and accredited vocational training in high demand field for individuals looking to improve their economic stability, including all those impacted by COVID-19. Full financial sponsorships are available to all students and many can qualify for stipends while attending training. Upon graduation, students will be on a career path to success.
Texas Workforce Commission
A comprehensive site that offers information on Unemployment Benefits, Job Openings, Child Care Assistance, and other Career Tools for Texans facing unemployment or looking to find training.
City of San Antonio SA: Ready to Work
SA: Ready to Work is a training and education initiative to assist San Antonio residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is supported through a 1/8th cent sales tax approved by voters in Nov. 2020. $38.5 million is available for the program annually, with a four-year estimate of $154 million. This education and workforce program will begin serving San Antonio residents in fall 2021 and will extend through December 2025. Services include tuition assistance and emergency financial assistance.
Project QUEST believes that long-term training results in long-term employment, family wages, benefits and an improved lifestyle for participants and their families. The programs we offer are college-based studies and most are directed toward associate degrees from one of the area community colleges or professional training institutes. Some courses of study are based on certificate programs approved by the State of Texas and various licensing boards and, in some cases, may be offered through regional, state-certified private training facilities.
Workforce Solutions Alamo
Workforce Solutions Alamo (WSA) serves as the governing board for the regional workforce system, a network of service providers and contractors that brings people and jobs together. They represent the taxpayers of the 13-county Alamo region that includes Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, McMullen, Medina and Wilson counties. Our key executives, staff and board members reflect the diverse constituencies of the regional community: business, economic development, education, labor, community organizations, and government.
The mission of the Patriots' Casa is to provide academic, life, and career skills support for student veterans, military personnel and their military families enrolled at our university. The Casa's dual purpose is to help ensure our students in the military community and their families achieve their academic objectives and are equipped for post-graduation success.
Score San Antonio
SCORE SAN ANTONIO is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. A nonprofit organization, it provides mentoring and education to startup and existing businesses from working and retired professionals. SCORE San Antonio volunteers are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business professionals start, develop, and grow businesses. Mentorship services include free business advice, low-cost or no-cost business training, and numerous templates and tools.