Alamo Colleges Trains Workers for Local Businesses
At a graduation ceremony today, 58 employees from local businesses celebrated their completion of the Alamo Colleges Technical Institute (ACTI) mechatronics program. The majority of the graduates are HEB employees, who were unable to attend the ceremony because they are providing relief for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. They received a special round of applause from those in attendance.
This is the second year of the program which was expanded this year after enthusiastic response from participating employees and employers. These manufacturing classes are for already employed workers who need to expand their skills and remain competitive in the ever-changing economy. The ACTI programs provide time-efficient and economical training for future journeymen, electricians, technicians and certified tradesmen.
“We are proud of the success of these graduates and grateful to the business partners who have contributed to their success by helping us to make this program available,” said Alamo Colleges Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie. “The success of programs such as this strengthen the Alamo Colleges’ position as the leading educational institution preparing the workforce needed to keep local employers competitive and the local economy strong,” he added.
Employees who participated in the pilot program were employed by the following companies:
Aspen Beverage Group
City of San Antonio Solid Waste Management Department
Pressure Systems International
Richmond Paper & Ink