Matching skills with a company’s needs is critical to the location decisions. To meet employer needs for skilled workers, Seguin Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) has established relationships with our local workforce development programs through the Texas Workforce Commission and Alamo Workforce Solutions. Not only can we connect you and your business with comprehensive training but, Seguin’s location between San Antonio and New Braunfels has an available labor force of 1.1 million.
Central Texas Technology Center – Alamo Colleges
The Alamo Colleges, in partnership with the Seguin Economic Development Corporation and the New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation have worked to bring Alamo Colleges services to Seguin, New Braunfels, and the surrounding area. This facility is intended as an avenue for Seguin/New Braunfels area residents to attain entry-level skills or increase technical skills and to connect to jobs or higher education opportunities.
The Central Texas Technology Center (CTTC) opened its doors to students in 2004. The center provides services to New Braunfels, Comal, Seguin, Navarro and Marion independent school districts, enrolling students in dual credit courses and works with regional industries to develop employee training programs.
The Seguin Economic Development Corporation contributed $700,000 to the new expansion. The expansion will allow students to acquire an Associate degree at the CTTC for the first time, as well as enhance the workforce development services the center offers. The 30,000-square-feet, $6.3 million expansion — more than doubled the current 25,000-square-feet facility and includes additional instructional space, biology and chemistry labs, student support areas and faculty offices.
The Alamo Academies is a national award winning, innovative, STEM-based instructional model operated by the Alamo Area Academies Inc., a non-profit organization, in partnership with the Alamo Colleges, area high schools, area industry and the cities of San Antonio, New Braunfels and Seguin. The Alamo Academies provides Seguin area youth with tuition-free career pathways into critical demand technical STEM occupations. The program utilizes contextualized industry-driven curricula resulting in 94% of graduates entering higher education or high-wage careers in Aerospace, Manufacturing, Information Technology, and Healthcare. Seguin area high school students are able to participate in the Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Academy, as well as the Information Technology and Security Academy.
Seguin High School – Early College Learning Program
Early College High Schools (ECHS) are innovative high schools that partner with a college campus to allow students least likely to attend college an opportunity to earn a high school diploma and up to 60 college credit hours at no cost to the student or his/her family. The Seguin Early College High School is a stand-alone comprehensive “College for All” campus that began in August 2014, it offers four pathways that lead to post-secondary credentials. These pathways are designed to be fluid so that students may transition seamlessly between them.
The Seguin High School – Early College Learning Program provides opportunities for all students to advance toward successfully attaining college credentials and skilled job opportunities in the workforce. The Seguin Early College High School program at Seguin High School is made possible through a partnership between Seguin ISD and St. Philip’s College, one of the Alamo Colleges in San Antonio.
Talent Pipeline Project
The Talent Pipeline Project is a collaborative initiative to develop and keep talent here in Seguin. Designed to build strong lines of communication between local schools and employers, the program exposes students to possible careers and prepares them for life after high school. The program is active in the Seguin ISD as well as Navarro ISD. Businesses meet with local schools and discuss the skills they are looking for; the schools then alter their course to fit the needs of the business. The project also includes bus tours to various local businesses to show kids what is available right in their backyard.
Workforce Solutions Alamo
The Workforce Solutions Alamo serves as the governing board for the regional workforce system, a network of service providers and contractors that brings people and jobs together. Seguin works very closely with Workforce Solutions Alamo to provide the cities growing workforce demand. Their mission is to build a premier workforce that meets business demand through investments that support economic growth. Workforce Solutions Alamo serves the counties of Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, Medina and Wilson counties.