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Secretary of Labor Tours Alamo Colleges Academy

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez met with Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie and others recently and toured the Alamo Colleges Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Academy. Read More >

Secretary of Labor Tours Alamo Colleges Academy

Secretary of Labor Tours Alamo Colleges Academy

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez met with Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie and others recently and toured the Alamo Colleges Advanced Technology and Manufacturing Academy. Read More >

Alamo Colleges/Mission Solar Energy LLC Awarded $382,796 Job Training Grant

Alamo Colleges/Mission Solar Energy LLC Awarded $382,796 Job Training Grant

At a press conference July 15, the Alamo Colleges announced a partnership with Mission Solar LLC to provide job training for 270 new workers using a $382,796 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission. Read More >

Alamo Colleges Names Two New College Presidents

Alamo Colleges Names Two New College Presidents

The Alamo Colleges Board of Trustees approved Dr. Robert Vela as president of San Antonio College and Dr. Ric Neal Baser as president of Northwest Vista College. They were named to their positions as Dr. Robert Zeigler of San Antonio College and Dr. Jaqueline Claunch... Read More >

Alamo Colleges Names Mills Internal Auditor

Alamo Colleges Names Mills Internal Auditor

Matt Mills, a veteran audit professional with more than 18 years experience in both external and internal audit, has been named as the internal auditor for the Alamo Colleges. Read More >

Apply Now for a Scholarship for You and Your Child

Unique Scholarship Funds College for Parent and Child

Apply now for the 2014-2015 Tom Sandoval Rey Feo LULAC Parent/Child Scholarship, which offers a $1,000 Alamo Colleges scholarship for a student who has at least one child... Read More >

Alamo Colleges Awards Record Number of Degrees and Certificates

Alamo Colleges Awards Record Number of Degrees and Certificates

The Alamo Colleges continues to make significant progress on achieving greater student success, with a record 6,371 degrees and certificates awarded to students in FY 2013... Read More >

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May 2014 - Student of the Month Award

Cynthia Archambault is the May 2014 La Prensa Foundation Inspirational Student of the Month. Cynthia is currently attending Palo Alto College... Read More >

Becton, Dickinson and Co. Partners with Alamo Colleges for $450,027 Job-Training Grant

Becton, Dickinson and Co. Partners with Alamo Colleges for $450,027 Job-Training Grant

Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BD) has partnered with Alamo Colleges to provide job training using a $450,027 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission... Read More >

Chancellor Signs Training Agreement

Chancellor Signs Training Agreement

Alamo Colleges' Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie recently signed a memorandum of understanding between the Alamo Colleges and the city of Querétaro, Mx... Read More >

Alamo Colleges, TWC Commissioner Andrade Host Industry Day

Alamo Colleges, TWC Commissioner Andrade Host Industry Day

On April 16, more than 250 educators and administrators from local public schools and the Alamo Colleges attended Industry Day at Palo Alto College. Read More >

Becton, Dickinson and Co. Partners with Alamo Colleges for $450,027 Job-Training Grant

AUSTIN – Becton, Dickinson and Co. (BD) has partnered with Alamo Colleges to provide job training using a $450,027 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). 

“This grant will help meet the needs of our state’s manufacturing industry by upgrading the skills of nearly 250 Texans,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Hope Andrade. “This high-impact partnership will support the continued competitiveness, profitability, and sustainability of this company and of the San Antonio region as a whole.”

The grant will be used to custom train 248 new and incumbent workers to properly perform essential office and administrative skills in a timely and efficient manner. Those trained will include customer service representatives, associate care specialists and accounts payable specialists. Upon completion of training, the workers will earn an average hourly wage of $19.98.
"The Alamo Colleges is pleased to be selected to custom train employees for Becton, Dickinson and Co., enabling this globally recognized healthcare organization to enhance their operations locally, while also enhancing the economic well being of their workers and our local economy," said Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie.

 “BD has found true partners in the Texas Workforce Commission, Alamo Colleges and the City of San Antonio to create economic opportunity for BD and the community,” said BD Vice President of Global Shared Services Paul Nicolaisen. “The grant to BD and Alamo Colleges through the Texas Workforce Commission’s Skills Development Fund will enable hundreds of new and existing BD associates to receive the training they need to achieve their professional goals and help BD pursue its purpose of ‘Helping All People Live Healthy Lives’.”

 From the program’s inception in 1996 through 2013, Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 300,456 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 3,971 employers with their customized training needs. The Legislature allocated nearly 48 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2014-15 biennium. Employers seeking more information about the Skills Development Fund may visit the TWC website at http://skills.texasworkforce.org.

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Hope Andrade, Texas workforce commissioner representing employers (2nd from right), presents a "check" for a $450,027 job training grant to (l to r) Becton, Dickinson and Co. Site Director Phyllis Gallay, BD Vice President of Global Shared Services Paul Nicolaisen and Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie.

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