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Grant helps out San Antonio healthcare jobs

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

A new grant is going towards boosting San Antonio healthcare jobs.

Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio has partnered with Alamo Colleges District to provide job training using a $516,538 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The grant will benefit workers in the San Antonio area.

“We are pleased to present this grant to Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio and Alamo Colleges, which will provide customized training in the healthcare industry,” said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Ruth R. Hughs. “This partnership will create new employment opportunities, and will support this high-demand field in the San Antonio area.”

“We are pleased to continue our successful partnership with Methodist Healthcare System San Antonio by providing training for the skilled workers so essential to our community’s vital healthcare industry,” said Alamo Colleges District Chancellor Dr. Bruce Leslie. “The Alamo Colleges District continues to be recognized for its excellence in training the workers local employers need.”

This grant will be used to provide customized training to 957 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on nursing training, acute patient care and cardiac life support. Trainees will include laboratory scientists, registered nurses, charge nurses, clinical educators, office managers, patient care assistants, rehab aides, and unit secretaries.

Since its inception in 1996, the Skills Development Fund grants have created or upgraded more than 342,428 jobs throughout Texas. The grants have assisted 4,238 employers with their customized training needs. The Legislature allocated $48.5 million to the Skills Development Fund for the 2016-17 biennium.