San Antonio residents take advantage of Train for Jobs SA program

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San Antonio – The City of San Antonio is seeing optimistic outcomes behind Train for Jobs SA, its COVID-19 workforce recovery program.

“We are working together to make sure people can make ends meet, but also, as we get out of this pandemic we are in, a gainful career to help their families long term,” stated Mayor Ron Nirenberg.

Restore Education is a non-profit group and is one of many partnering with town to make re-entering the workforce through the pandemic a actuality.

“We have about 11 different training tracks for student to take part in, and it is all free and they can earn, if qualified, $15 an hour for their time while in training,” stated Kelli Rhodes, the manager director of Restore Education.

On Saturday, the group held a drive-thru commencement for these getting their GED, and for those that participated of their career coaching program.

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“Like administrative assistant or certified nurse’s program to IT training,” Rhodes stated. “We’ve seen as a result of COVID, with just unprecedented unemployment that education and training credentials are so important right now to pandemic proof jobs so our short term programs and a GED can really help individuals get on track to a rewarding career that also provides stable and family supporting wages.”

She stated the commencement expertise was very transferring.

“Not to mention the pandemic but pursuing their education during this time to support their families, they have overcome some major obstacles,” Rhodes stated. “So, it is really our favorite time of the year to be able to celebrate them and their accomplishments.”

Nirenberg stated the demand for the program has been excessive through the pandemic with many San Antonians popping out as ready as doable.

“This is all an effort to make sure that we are whole and that we are stronger coming out of this pandemic and I would say based on conversations locally and throughout the country, San Antonio is poised on as strong of a foundation as any city coming out of this.”

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