Alamo Colleges, SA Chamber To Lead SA-TEC Strategic Workforce Initiative
|The Alamo Colleges and the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce will lead|
the newly created SA-TEC workforce initiative.
Mayor Ivy Taylor and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff recently announced that the Alamo Colleges and the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce will co-lead the community-wide effort to oversee, align and execute key strategic initiatives that impact the workforce delivery system in San Antonio. The San Antonio - Talent for Economic Competitiveness (SA-TEC) initiative has been established to manage this effort. SA-TEC is an alignment and integration model developed from best practices and proven industry-led efforts. This industry-led pathways system will provide a comprehensive approach to workforce oversight, coordination and delivery.
The SA-TEC effort will be directed by a board composed of corporate leaders, chaired by Peter J. Holt, senior vice president, HOLT CAT. The board will engage, focus and nurture collaborations among educators, eommunity-based organizations and employers. Its charge will be to use this collective impact model to improve the availability of skills employers need, increase employment and family income and provide a competitive workforce that will encourage the expansion of local companies and attract new industries to San Antonio.
Members of the SA-TEC board are: Bryan Scott, Boeing; David Crouch, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc.; Eddie Aldrete, IBC Bank; Gary Joeris, Joeris General Contractors; Alvin Loewenberg, Morningside Ministries; Joe Robles, retired CEO, USAA; Geoff Crabtree, Methodist Healthcare; John Dewey, San Antonio Manufacturers Association; Kate Rogers, H-E-B; Tom Cuthbert, Vistage; Eileen Lash, JPMorgan Chase Bank; and A.J. Rodriguez, Zachry Group, Inc.
The SA-TEC initiative will begin its work in August 2015 and begin a nationwide search for an executive director in the coming weeks.