• San Antonio Report

    Education and job training center in Edgewood to build on legacy of learning in new building

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  • Community Impact

    Alamo Colleges District opens $23M revamped Westside Education and Training Center

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  • District News

    ACD Opens New $23 Million Westside Education & Training Center

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  • Ready to Work

    This one-of-a-kind program connects San Antonians to education and quality jobs – and, ultimately, well-paid careers that can sustain their families.

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Programs and Resources

The Workforce Center of Excellence offers a wide variety of programs and resources to serve the Westside community. We are proud to partner with organizations around the Westside of San Antonio to bring the necessary resources to improve and grow our community. 

Classes and Resources

Continuing Education

Continuing Education 


The Alamo Colleges Continuing Education (CE) Division offers Accelerated Industry Skills Training for Job and Educational Advancement. Back to School in Your Backyard. 

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Adult Education

Adult Education

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All students of the Adult Education High School Equivalency (GED) program must complete an Interest Form (see link below). Once you have completed the form, the Adult Education staff will follow up with you on your next steps. Follow-ups with include important updates and other information that will assist you in making decisions to pursue your GED and other academic / career goals.

Adult Education Website High School Equivalency (GED)


Community Health Worker Certification


This program prepares students to work as Texas State certified Community Health Workers (CHWs) for local/state public health agencies, non-profit and commercial individual and family services, and outpatient/inpatient health care organizations.

Accelerated Community Health Worker Program Northwest Vista College Continuing Education 

Fall 2023 Non-Academic Courses at Westside Center of Training Center (WETC)




Class Day and Time

CHW 1001 – Community Health Worker

Certification Part 1

09/11/2023 11/05/2023

F2F: 2.5 hrs. each

M&W (5:30 pm – 8:00 pm)

5 hrs. online

CHW 1002 – Community Health Worker

Certification Part 2

11/13/2023 01/24/2023

F2F: 2.5 hrs. each

M&W (5:30 pm – 8:00 pm)

5 hrs. online

CHW 1003 – Community Health Worker

Certification Part 3

01/29/2023 03/24/2024

Student completes 10 hrs./week based on their own schedule

SA Ready to Work



Ready to Work is a free educational and job placement program that enables you to build the life you want by providing the training and/or certifications needed to secure a higher-paying job. 


  • San Antonio resident – Check your residency »
  • 18 years or older when applying for the program
  • Permitted to work in the US
  • Annual household income is less than 250% of the federal poverty guidelines »
  • Willing to take assessments related to barriers, academics, skills aptitude, and workplace readiness
  • Committed to completing the program

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Academic Programs

Northwest Vista College Courses

Enroll in one of the many courses offered by Northwest Vista Collage and held at the Westside Education and Training Center. For more information on our academic courses call us at 210-485-0240 or email us at dst-wetc@Alamo.edu.


Community Health / Psychology / Sociology

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Biology / Math

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Government / History / Speech

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Business Resources

Skills for Small Business

Skills for Small Business


Alamo Colleges District is a proud partner of the TWC Skills for Small Business Grant. Through the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Skills for Small Business program, up to $2 million from the Skills Development Fund is dedicated to the backbone of Texas' business community—our small employers. Small businesses can apply to TWC for training offered by Alamo Colleges District. TWC processes the applications and works with the college to fund the specific courses selected by businesses for their employees.

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Onsite Partners 

Prosper West

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The Westside Education & Training Center (WETC) opened in 2006 and is located in Westside San Antonio, in the heart of the Edgewood community. The center’s location provides access for students and residents to acquire the advanced education and skills necessary to be competitive in the workforce, supports the region’s targeted driving industries, and provides the availability of a trained and ready workforce. 

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Stand Up SA
City of San Antonio Metro Health Dept. Stand Up SA aims to reduce the occurrence of violence by:
  • Interrupting the direct transmission and spread of violence.
  • Identifying and changing the mindset of potential perpetrators.
  • Changing community norms regarding violence.

Deploys effective staff members in target communities to identify conflicts and enlist individuals to interrupt the circle of violence.
Efforts also focus on enrolling high-risk youth into a case management program that connects those at-risk individuals with relevant and effective resources, services, and support groups within the community.
The main focus is to reduce gun violence and to convince communities to stand up against violence. 
Telephone: 210-207-8780

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Testing Center

Testing Center

Our center offers testing services. To learn more

Visit the WETC Testing Page