Job Resources to Give You Hope & Support in San Antonio
A good job is one of the key ways we are able to create and maintain financial slack. We know that finding a new job can be stressful – especially these days – but you don’t have to do it alone. We are committed to helping you find resources that may be able to assist you. The City of San Antonio, San Antonio Food Bank and Project Quest all offer job-readiness programs that provide support and guidance for those who are looking for a new job and would like to increase their earning potential.
City of San Antonio Training for Job Success ProgramTo enroll in the program, call 210-207-5929 for an initial telephone screen. They will ask questions about your situation and determine your eligibility as a low-income resident. You will be assigned to a case worker to walk you through the program. The program includes:
- Job readiness activities such as assistance with résumé writing, interviewing skills and job leads with individual sessions with your case worker on phone or zoom to help
- Support in applying for scholarship opportunities for Alamo Colleges Demand Occupations Training Programs
- All resources required for success in the Demand Occupations Training Programs such as textbooks, supplies and uniforms are provided
- One-on-One career coaching, case management services and counseling services through your case worker to help you meet goals and access resources such as child care and housing.
- Assistance with utilities and rent during the program so you can study and work
San Antonio Food BankYou may be familiar with the San Antonio Food Bank and their fight to tackle hunger with food assistance programs, but they also fight to feed hope with a Job Placement Assistance Program in their Workforce Development Department. The program is free for anyone needing assistance. To register, you can call 210-431-8486 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They will have you take a short assessment and discuss your situation to better understand your needs. The program includes:
- Job readiness classes with an assigned case worker to support you until job placement is found
- GED classes
- Business ESL classes
- Resume assistance
- Tips and pointers for job interviews
Project QuestPrograms offered through Project Quest are college-based studies mostly directed toward associate degrees from an area community college or professional training institutes. Applying is a multistep process that includes an applicant information session, testing for math and reading level, intake and assessment, certification and final review. Get started by registering at QUESTsa.org to attend an applicant information session. The program includes:
- Academic enhancement available through QUEST Prep for individuals who need some academic support before starting a training program
- Training in healthcare and bioscience, information technology/security, aerospace, energy and manufacturing
- Case management for all participants that includes guidance and career counseling, weekly meetings and support services
- Work readiness skills training provided during the weekly meetings and topics include time management, stress management, goal setting, financial planning, ethics, morals and values, motivation, self-esteem and transition to employment
- Support services such as childcare, transportation allowances and utility assistance
- Job search and placement assistance offered through coordination with established employer partners upon training completion
Identifying resources like these is another way Credit Human is working to give you the help and support you need right now.