San Antonio Programs Prepare People for ‘High-Need, Hard-to-Fill’ Jobs
Madison Iszler, San Antonio Express-News
After stints in nursing and working at a corporate office, Sara Vitopil wanted to try something new. But the 47-year-old had bills to pay and a family to support. She couldn’t afford to stop working and take out loans to go back to school. An apprenticeship program at Cox Manufacturing in San Antonio offered a solution.
Faced with an aging workforce and a lack of people with the right skills set, companies are taking matters into their own hands and developing pipelines to fill in-demand positions. Others are teaming up with schools and organizations to steer young people toward these jobs, which offer competitive wages and future careers.