SA Works

Work-based learning programs get students comfortable with real world situations while boosting productivity for leading employers.
Toyota is one of over 250 San Antonio companies to participate in Greater: SATX workforce development programs.
Greater Impact
Our programs continue to grow reaching more students, educators and employers each year.
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Job
Shadow

>17K

students

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>200

companies

Hosting interns
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externships

700

teachers served
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$1.2M

Estimated impact
on entry-level salaries
through internships
All data is SA Works program-specific unless otherwise noted.

Job Shadow

This program demystifies industry for high school students through half a day of work-based learning. The experience allows students to see career options firsthand and gain skills that employers need.

Our 2021 Regional Job Shadow took place March 1-5 with 12,800+ high school students participating virtually. Instead of the traditional workplace visit, over 40 employers shared 100+ videos with students across the region to give them a look at what real careers look like across 15 industries. Check out our Job Shadow press conference and learn how the program helps guide San Antonio's future workforce in their career exploration.

JOB SHADOW 2021 WAS A
RECORD-SETTING DAY FOR US!

12,800+

students

40+

employers

21.87% Y-O-Y PARTICIPATION GROWTH 

15

industries

20

school
districts

4

charter
schools
Have more questions about Job Shadow participation?
let's talk

From the Source

“The experience was definitely eye-opening in that it showed me various career fields that are based off of hobbies.”
Student from Communication Arts High School

Internship

Our paid internship program grows students’ skill sets and networks, allowing for broad career exploration.
Why Hire Our Interns?
The demand for a high-skilled labor force keeps growing, not just for San Antonio, but your organization, too. We’re bringing together our community’s potential talent and employers to cultivate and improve that talent profile by offering more opportunities to develop the appropriate skills.
Total Impact
$1,102,50
Our 2017 Summer Internship Program united industry and education for BIG impact to the community.
h-e-b saved
$34,000
in their Electronic Maintenance department by repairing equipment in-house with intern assistance.
OUR EMPLOYERS BENEFITTED FROM
• Increased safety & productivity
• Mentorship opportunities
• Potential recruitment
• Fresh ideas and perspectives

THANK YOU TO OUR SUMMER INTERNSHIP SPONSORS

Thank you to our sponsors who help make our summer internship program possible.
Bank of America Logo
City of San Antonio logo, established 1718
Charles Butt Foundation Logo
Union Pacific Logo
USAA Foundation Logo

2020 VIRTUAL SUMMER INTERNSHIPS:

SA Works continued providing high school students with real, career-building work experience in an all-virtual environment.

2021 SUMMER INTERNSHIP

Our 2021 Summer Internship will take place both virtually and in-person this year from June 14 through August 6. High school students and graduating seniors (ages 16 - 20 years old by June 1, 2021) are eligible to apply. Employers and Students click below to register through the Greenlight portal. 

greenlight tutorial

Check out these videos to help you navigate the registration process through Greenlight.

student referral codes

Students will need a referral code to register an account with our SA Works Internship portal, Greenlight. Please contact your student's district point of contact listed in the link below to obtain your referral code.

Points of Contact

sample resumes

Take a look at the sample resumes below to help guide you on building your own.

Sample Resume 1
Sample Resume 2

Externship

The program increases educator experience within industries, strengthening curriculum and application. In a five-day professional development event, Alamo STEM Workforce Coalition connects teachers with industry experts to learn how math and science are applied in workforce settings. Our ultimate goal is to increase educator and student awareness of careers in the San Antonio area and for students to be better prepared for in-demand careers.

EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT
Host teachers at your company for a ½ day session sharing your knowledge of your company and what skills students need to be successful at your company.

What would this involve?
-Hosting a small group of teaches at your company for ½ day
-Providing a tour and/or overview of your company
-If possible, provide a hands on experience for teachers at your company
TEACHER ENGAGEMENT
During the week you will visit three local companies as part of the externships. Applicants must teach a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or STEM-related course or be a CTE teacher.

Goals are:
-Increase career awareness for applied teaching and learning
-Create opportunities for students to interact in the real-world workforce
-Bring CCRS and STEM to life in your classroom!
-Strengthen authentic learning using project-based learning design
-Connecting with industry experts in an externship experience

Job matching and mentorship tool
coming soon!

Career Pathways
Opportunity is out there for meaningful careers in exciting industries. COVID-19 is having a heavy impact on people across industries and with training to reskill and upskill, a new door can open. Contact us to learn more.

Greater with People
Connect with our programs today.
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Romanita Matta-Barrera
Chief Workforce Officer