ACD thankful for support ahead of SA: Ready to Work launch
February 21, 2022
The Alamo Colleges District thanks community members, the City of San Antonio and its fellow partners for their support ahead of the launch of SA: Ready to Work, a $200 million program that will expand workforce development efforts across the region.
As the largest provider of workforce training in the region, the Alamo Colleges is proud to be one of four selected community partners alongside Workforce Solutions Alamo, Project Quest and Restore Education to implement the program unanimously approved by San Antonio City Council.
“SA: Ready to Work is an unprecedented program that will provide economic mobility for thousands of individuals right here in San Antonio,” said Dr. Mike Flores, chancellor for the Alamo Colleges District. “We are especially proud to have the community’s support to continue to provide residents with the skills that are necessary to qualify for high-wage, high-demand jobs. Together, alongside our fellow community partners, we will help end generational poverty and change lives.”
The one-of-its-kind program aligns with the Alamo Colleges mission to empower its diverse communities for success.
In November 2020, 77% of San Antonio residents voted for the initiative that will train 28,000 residents in jobs that pay more than $15 per hour. The Alamo Colleges will partner with the City of San Antonio to provide training, case management and intake services, thereby building new careers for individuals and meeting the needs of businesses.
SA: Ready to Work will officially launch in April 2022. Interested residents may pre-register for the program by dialing 311.
Visit https://www.sanantonio.gov/workforce/Programs/SA-Ready-to-Work for more information.