Manufacturing Career Pathways

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Dozens of certification, 2 and 4-year programs for you to build a career in manufacturing.

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Train to work in manufacturing. Find info on programs and community resources.

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Better Jobs


Manufacturing employers are hiring now. See some available jobs in the industry.

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Helping you navigate, move through and up the ladder in your career.

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Hear from People working in San Antonio's manufacturing industry.

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Better: Pathways

Occupational Mobility Explorer

We believe that every San Antonian should have the opportunity to grow a great career in our community. The Occupational Mobility Explorer from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia helps workers build career growth opportunities, explore how their skills transfer from one occupation to a similar role, and develop a personal career plan that leads to higher-paying positions in San Antonio. The tool also helps employers develop incumbent workforce upskilling plans and identify industries with transferable skills for job seeker recruitment.

Use the interactive tool to build your career path, compare your skills, and view the top occupation transitions in the San Antonio region to grow a higher-paying career.


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Example Pathways

  • Maintenance & Repair Workers

  • Next Options

    1. Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics
    2. Industrial Machinery Mechanics

  • First-Line Supervisors


  • Electrical and Electronics Repairers

  • Electricians

  • First-Line Supervisors

Better: Programs

Institution Program Info
Hallmark University College of Aeronautics
Lamson Institute Electrician
Lamson Institute HVAC
Palo Alto College Engineering
Palo Alto College Industrial Technology
Platt College – STVT Automotive Service Technician
Platt College – STVT Combination Welding
Platt College – STVT Diesel & Heavy Truck Technician
Platt College – STVT HVAC & Basic Refrigeration
St. Philip’s College Advanced Manufacturing Technology
St. Philip’s College Air Conditioning & Heating
St. Philip’s College Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
St. Philip’s College Automated Industrial Process
St. Philip’s College Engineering
St. Philip’s College Manufacturing Operations Technician
St. Philip’s College Welding
The University of Texas at San Antonio Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Lean Systems
Institution Program Info

Better: Training

Start training for a career in advanced manufacturing.

For more information on program enrollment or to access other community resources, contact the following organizations:
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Chrysalis Ministries

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Family Service

Empowering individuals and families to transform their lives and strengthen their communities.

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Goodwill SA

Helping Change Lives Through the Power of Work: Goodwill develops a career path for people in our community for financial independence

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Project QUEST

Project QUEST strengthens the economy and transforms lives by preparing individuals for in-demand, living-wage careers.

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Restore Education

Restoring individuals’ potential for success on their path to college and career through the transformative power of education.

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Workforce Solutions Alamo

Strengthening the Alamo regional economy by growing and connecting talent pipelines to employers.

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Better: Stories

Hear from the people working in San Antonio's manufacturing industry. Because the manufacturing industry isn't what it used to be. It's better.

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