The Westside Education & Training Center is currently expanding with a new state-of-the-art facility designed with flexibility in mind for future Smart Growth. Learn more about its construction.

WETC, located in Westside San Antonio, in the heart of the Edgewood community, opened in 2006 to improve the education and skill levels of students and community residents served by bridging the gap between education and high-skill, high-wage jobs through the alignment of education and workforce development efforts to ensure students and residents with opportunities to acquire the advanced education and skills necessary to be competitive in the workforce and to support the region’s targeted driver industries and the availability of trained and ready workforce.

WETC offers the following programs and services:

  • I-BEST: Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training
  • NVC Water Resource Science Program
  • NVC Community Health Worker Program
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Small Business Development
  • Financial Empowerment
  • La Printeria
  • GED Testing
  • Community Computer Lab
  • Financial Aid and Admissions Assistance
  • Placement Testing
  • Advising and Registration
  • Public Allies
  • Food Pantry
  • Healthy Lifestyles

Partners include:

  • Edgewood ISD
  • City of San Antonio
  • Westside Development Corp.
  • Family Service
  • ESC Region 20
  • Food Bank
  • San Antonio Housing Authority


The New WETC

In May 2017, voters approved $23 million to develop on the current site a brand new, permanent, state-of-art, 45,000-square-foot Alamo Colleges campus.

Construction on the new facility began in Spring 2021.

The new WETC will double the size of the current facility and allow for even greater community impact. It will be capable of supporting an early college high school, college technical and academic programs, and services for the community. The facility is designed with flexibility in mind for future Smart Growth.

Building Renderings

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Construction Progress Photos

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Contact Info:

563 SW 40th St.
San Antonio, TX 78237

Gene Gonzalez
Michael Moreno
Anna Jaramillo