Growing From Within

Thriving communities rely on a skilled workforce. Our workforce strategy focuses on building our people from within to directly support the needs of regional employers.

San Antonio students get on-the-job experience through the SA Works internship program.
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Over 30K
Higher-Ed Grads
Each Year

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over 1.2M active laborforce

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Nearly 200k skilled veterans in S.A.
(55K more than national avg.)
Industry-Led People Development
We work directly with employers, education and training providers, and workforce organizations to build and strengthen the programs that make our people career ready.

Apprenticeships help you to build your career with real work experience.

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Job
Shadow
Real life experience
grows interest
and understanding
of career options.
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internships
Every summer,
more than 1,000
students gain
valuable work
experience.
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externships
Hundreds of
STEM teachers
get hands-on
experience from
industry each year.
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mentorships
Connects students
and professionals
to learn about
career paths and
honing skills.
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Growing together
Greater San Antonio employers know the value of work-based learning. Here are a few of the incredible companies leading the way:

Education & Training Partners
Greater: SATX partners with programs that provide training and resources that will prepare students for careers in target industries.

Grow your Career in SATX

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.

Build Your Path

MIND THE GAP

Mind The Gap, a new workforce forum led by SA Works Executive Director Romanita Matta-Barrera highlights some of the most pressing issues in workforce, industry, education, and the future of work. The series brings local, state, and national guests to share their expertise surrounding key workforce matters.

The first session, Safety in the Workplace, featured a powerhouse all-female panel from Valero, Texas Mutual, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas and H-E-B discussing the organizations' respective policies and measures taken to ensure safety best practices for both on-site and off-site employees. 

Work with us on your future

Apprenticeships help you to build your career with real work experience. 

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Digital Creative INstitute

Learn about the value of apprenticeships through the eyes of DCI's Apprentices.

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TX Fame

Apprenticeships offered through TX FAME provide training to build a talented workforce in manufacturing. 

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UTSA

UTSA offers resources to connect you with apprenticeship programs in S.A.

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Alamo Colleges District

Information Technology apprenticeships in 11 occupations prepare you for a successful career.

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SA Works

Greater: SATX believes in talent-led economic development. Our workforce development team has been recognized nationally as a best-practice organization. We bring companies to the table to ensure our people are career-ready now and in the future.
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