Mayor Ivy Taylor and County Judge Nelson recently announced that the city’s workforce development efforts will be led by “SA Works,” an industry-led collective impact initiative developed by the Alamo Colleges to implement workforce development national best practices. The SA Works will incorporate the “San Antonio – Talent for Economic Competitiveness” (SA-TEC) initiative as launched by the City of San Antonio and Bexar County, in partnership with the Alamo Colleges in 2015.
The Alamo Colleges and San Antonio Chamber of Commerce serve as co-leads with The San Antonio Economic Development Foundation (SAEDF) and support the SA Works board operations. The SA Works board is composed of prominent corporate leaders including Peter John Holt, Executive Vice President and General Manager for HOLT CAT. Holt will continue to serve as Chair of the board that will try and increase the program’s employer engagement.
“It is a privilege to continue to serve as chair of the SA Works board,” said Peter J. Holt. “I’m humbled by the opportunity to encourage industry leaders to engage in collaboration towards a more prosperous and economically competitive San Antonio.”
Other SA Works board members include: Kate Rogers, H-E-B; Bryan Scott, The Boeing Company; David Crouch, Toyota; Eddie Aldrete, IBC Bank; Gary Joeris, Joeris Construction; Alvin Lowenberg, Morningside Ministries; John Dewey; A.J. Rodriguez, Zachry Group; Tom Cuthbert, Vistage; Mark Reid, USAA; Suzanne Peterson, Frost Bank; Marc Raney, Methodist Health Care Ministries of South Texas, Inc.
SA Works is expected to hire an Executive Director by October 1, 2016.