Ready to Work

The Alamo Colleges District is a proud partner of Ready to Work, an educational and job placement program to help San Antonio residents improve their quality of life.

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What is Ready to Work?

This one-of-a-kind program connects San Antonians to education and quality jobs – and, ultimately, well-paid careers that can sustain their families.

And we’ll be with you every step of the way. Your personal Ready to Work coach will:

  • Get to know you and understand your specific situation
  • Provide guidance and resources throughout the process
  • Guide you through career and education exploration and planning
  • Help you enroll in approved courses
  • Connect you with tuition assistance and funds for urgent needs
  • Help you secure and retain a well-paid job


Interested in seeing all the training programs available?

View the City of San Antonio's Approved Training Catalog

Who is eligible for Ready to Work?

  • San Antonio resident – Check your residency »
  • 18 years or older when applying for the program
  • Permitted to work in the US
  • Annual household income is less than 250% of the federal poverty guidelines »
  • Willing to take assessments related to barriers, academics, skills aptitude, and workplace readiness
  • Committed to completing the program

If you live in Bexar County and you or a family member has served in the military, you may qualify. See details here.

Note: Eligibility will be verified during the application process.

2024 Federal Poverty Guidelines

Updated January 2024

Find a path that’s right for you.

Ready to Work offers a variety of programs to fit your interests, skills and goals.


High School Equivalency
Earning a high school diploma or a GED will open many doors. Once you’ve earned it, you can continue in another Ready to Work program to take your future to the next level.
Certification Courses
Increase your earning potential and improve your resume by earning a certificate in a high-wage, high-demand field, including technology, healthcare, construction, business and more.
Associate Degrees
Expand your employment opportunities with just 60 college credit hours needed to earn your first college credential – an associate degree.
Bachelor’s Degrees
If you’ve already earned 30 college credit hours, Ready to Work can help you complete your Bachelor’s degree.

Get READY in 1 – 2 – 3


Step 1: Watch the Ready to Work Application Prep Video

The Ready to Work Application Prep video will give you an overview of the Ready to Work program, as well as the:

  • Eligibility requirements
  • Participant commitment requirements
  • Benefits, limitations, and expectations

Step 2: Attend an Information Session

Step 2: Attend an Information Session.

Attending the Information Session is a requirement to be eligible for the Ready to Work program. This one-stop session includes:

  • A more in-depth overview of the Ready to Work program;
  • Information on local labor market needs within high-demand occupations;
  • Completion of your pre-admission assessment and confirmation of eligibility;
  • Completion of your occupational interest and academic assessments; and

Initial development of your individual training, education, and career plan (Success Plan).

Before you attend:

Complete a Career Interest Assessment Gather the Required Eligibility Documents Explore the Ready to Work Training Catalog

Register to Attend an Information Session

Step 3: Meet with your Career Advisor

You’ll need to meet with your Career Advisor to review your assessment results, complete your success plan, and to confirm your class placement, schedule, and location – get enrolled!

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Need additional information?

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Fill out an interest form today to learn more about the Alamo – Ready to Work program.

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Contact Us

Email us at

or Call us at
210-4TO-WORK (210-486-9675)


Visit a Center

Westside Education & Training Center
610 SW 41st St.
San Antonio, TX 78237

Eastside Education and Training Center
4551 Dietrich Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78219

We’ll coach you from application to enrollment, on through job placement and long-term success.

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Connecting you with training programs at the Alamo Colleges – and beyond.

The Alamo Colleges is home to over dozens of approved training programs, so you might just find your next step here!

Approved Programs


The Alamo Colleges District is a proud partner of the City of San Antonio’s Ready to Work Program.