Career Planning near 78205

Career Planning near

San Antonio Community Resource Directory
With many students leaving high school unprepared to enter post-secondary education and/or the workforce, Goodwill San Antonio developed and implemented the Career Navigator program in 8 local high schools with a focus on increasing career awareness, job readiness, and college success. The career navigators serve over 1,700 juniors and seniors, providing assistance with post-secondary planning including: • Identifying a career path • Completing and submitting college and financial aid applications • Joining the military • Applying for a job
0.35 miles away, 703 Dolorosa, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D1
Services available in the Good Careers Centers include: • Job preparation, placement, retention and advancement. • Access to equipment, assistance with job searches and case managers who provide resume templates, complete assessments and United Way referrals and supports. • Home, education and car savings programs whereby if qualified, people can save a $1 to have it matched by $3 and $4 depending upon the funded program availability. • Access to free and low-cost preventive health services through our partnership with the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District and University Health System. We have already provided over 10,000 health services, including thousands of health screenings and nearly 7,000 immunizations. • Access to financial literacy programs and banking services that are designed to mitigate predatory lending practices. • Career training and certifications in fields such as information technology and health care and assistance in completing pre-requisites such as GED certificates. • Referrals to local programs and services such as Food Stamps, TANF, Medicaid, etc. • Registering to volunteer to complete community service hours, all the while having access to Goodwill's services. If you have a hearing or vision disability, we can coordinate support for you.
Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
(210) 924-8581
COVID-19 Notice

Workforce Solutions Alamo has received funding from Bexar County to provide residents with new opportunities for work. If you have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and are a Bexar County resident you may be eligible!

Workforce Solutions Alamo can connect you to jobs, work experience opportunities, and training programs.

This opportunity supports jobs and training in our targeted occupation list. These jobs are currently in high demand for the 13-County Workforce Solutions Alamo area.

Industries include:

  • Construction
  • IT/Cybersecurity
  • Healthcare, Education
  • Manufacturing
  • Aerospace.

For more information on our Top Industries please click here.

If you are a resident of Bexar County, click here or call 210-224-4357 during our normal business hours to ask about eligibility. Our Career Counselors will determine your eligibility. If not eligible for this specific program, we can connect you with other opportunities offered by Workforce Solutions Alamo for job and career training.

If you are a resident of Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Frio, Gillespie, Guadalupe, Karnes, Kendall, Kerr, McMullen, Medina, or Wilson counties, please call 210-224-4357 to get connected to other opportunities.

Mon-Fri, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
We provide clothing, shoes, and hygiene items to homeless veterans that are in need. We partner with the shelter for homeless veterans to help those that served our country. No veteran should be homeless after putting their lives on the line for their country. We offer free financial literacy classes as preventative measures to reduce homelessness in our military population. The classes are designed to teach how money works, how to invest, and how to utilize VA home loans.
Veterans; must show a need and a provide military ID or DD214.
Free
Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Jacqueline Smith - CEO Send email
(210) 646-8408
Partnering with area school districts, Goodwill San Antonio offers a variety of certified training programs to high school students on school campuses. In addition to earning a high school diploma, students can train to become a Nurse’s Aide, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Emergency Medical Technician, Diesel Mechanic, or a Welder.
This Good Careers Academy serves high school students only.
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-4:30pm
(SAISD CTEC)
(210) 407-0742
Good Careers Academy Admissions Office
(210) 924-8581
COVID-19 Notice

Appointments are being conducted virtually at this time.

We can help you plan for the career of your choice.

Free

By appointment only
San Antonio ISD – Adult Education & Literacy
(210) 554-2450
Success for Adult Learners
(210) 370-5498
COVID-19 Notice

cafécollege is offering phone/virtual advising for college access services during the COVID-19 closure. 

Advising is available during normal open hours.

Click here to complete the Advising Request form and an advisor will follow up with you within 24 business hours.

cafecollege provides FIVE key services: • Helping students set and keep short- and long-term academic and career goals by building a college-going culture. • Increasing awareness of career opportunities and assisting with planning of career paths, to include increasing student knowledge and awareness of STEM fields for career opportunities in San Antonio. • Increasing awareness of higher education opportunities and assisting with college entry and enrollment. • Increasing awareness of higher education opportunities and assisting with college entry and enrollment. • Providing guidance and coaching as students transition from high school to college with confidence and success, as well as opportunities for character development, including the essential skills needed to become an effective leader.
High school students and adults with college aspirations but no college credit.
Free
Tue-Thu, 8:00am–7:00pm Fri-Sat, 8:00am–5:00pm No appointment necessary.
Lisa Cunningham - Executive Director
(210) 207-4528
COVID-19 Notice

cafécollege is offering phone/virtual advising for college access services during the COVID-19 closure. 

Advising is available during normal open hours.

Click here to complete the Advising Request form and an advisor will follow up with you within 24 business hours.

Upgrade is a program in San Antonio focused on supporting adults who have some college credit and have not yet finished their degree or certificate. Our staff assist students through continuous advising and case management to ensure college success. • College Application and Enrollment Assistance • Financial Aid Application Assistance • College Transfer Planning • Career Exploration • Transcript Evaluations • 1-on-1 Advising • College and Career Presentations
Adults with some college credit but no degree
Free
Tue-Thu, 8:00am–7:00pm Fri-Sat, 8:00am–5:00pm Make an appointment with an advisor.
Send email
(210) 207-4563
The Goslinowski Social Services Center provides assistance to individuals and families in a crisis situation to meet their basic and emergency needs in order to prevent homelessness. Services include utility, and food assistance.
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm
Kaitlyn Rivera
(210) 352-2020
0.91 miles away, 600 N. Frio, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5
Career Gear is a non-profit organization that builds strong families and communities by empowering low-income men to overcome barriers and achieve self-sufficiency. We promote the economic independence of low-income men by providing financial literacy training, a network of support, professional attire, career development tools, job-readiness and essential life-skills training that help men enter the workforce, stay employed and become role models and mentors to their families and communities. Career Gear provides professional clothing, mentoring and life-skills to help men in poverty become stronger contributors to their families and communities.. Career Gear Clothing Boutique has a large selection of sizes and colors. Clients pick out their business outfit with the help of a Direct Service Coordinator.
Low-income men only
Free
Mon-Thu, 9:00am-5:00pm; Fri, 9:00am-4:00pm
(210) 737-1515
0.91 miles away, 600 N. Frio, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5
Clients have access to more than 300 on-line courses, at no charge, to expand or reinforce their skills sets. They may also test and receive certificates to validate their skills for prospective employers.
Must be enrolled in Dress for Success or Career Gear programs.
Free
Mon-Thu, 9:00am-5:00pm; Fri 9:00am-4:00pm
0.91 miles away, 600 N. Frio, San Antonio, TX, 78207 , D5
We are a networking organization for the women of Dress for Success, a place to empower yourself, a place to give back. At a PWG meeting, we begin with networking time and then a speaker shares in their area of expertise. Topics taught and discussed include: • Financial Literacy • Health and Wellness • Balancing Work and Life • Time Management • Professional Development • Professional Image Consulting
Women only.
Free
2nd Thu of each month, 5:30pm-7:30pm (Networking time available 30 minutes before meeting.)
Kenna Rickett or Lorraine Hernandez - Co-Leaders Send email
(210) 737-1515
COVID-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all students, faculty and staff, we have created a learning and safety plan for the Fall 2020 semester. Find it here.

Find information and resources for Students about COVID-19 and remote learning here.

Find information and resources for Employees about COVID-19 here.

The Alamo I-BEST Initiative provides training and employment assistance to workers and students who require basic skill development to succeed in technical training. I-BEST students benefit from technical training that is aligned with reading, writing, math or language skills needed for the job. I-BEST offers Integrated Education Training (link to IET) training in fields such as Certified Nursing Assistant, Information Technology, etc.
Some certifications do not require a GED/Diploma; however, IBEST will work with you to get your GED and certification. Anyone applying for any I-BEST program must attend the Smart Choice program.
There is no cost to students who qualify for I-BEST training, but attendance is crucial to success and students are held accountable for attendance.
(210) 485-0280
MEC's 10-Week Cohort Program offers a curriculum-based intensive accelerator program for minority, women, and veteran small business owners seeking to accelerate their growth. The program is taught by successful business owners who share their expert advice on how to grow your business. The program is especially suited for established businesses (minimum 2-3 years in operation), or for nonprofit agencies who seek to accelerate their growth through a rigorous curriculum and under the guidance of the Maestro mentorship program. For questions regarding the cohort, email [email protected] or call (210) 693-9710. Please make sure you allocate an ample amount of time to complete the application. Additionally,
Program Requirements: Applicants will be scored per section by a review panel made up of community leaders and industry experts. The applicant will need to commit to attend 2-hour sessions for 10 weeks, as well as Meet the Buyers (session 11) and graduation ceremony.
Application Fee: $200 to be paid upon selection and $100 to be reimbursed if all 12 sessions are attended. (Please use a computer when filling out the application, as the use of a cellular device might create technical difficulties.) The Maestro Entrepreneurship Program is made possible through The Woodforest Foundry, a grant by Woodforest National Bank and in partnership with the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
COVID-19 Notice

To protect our employees, our participants, and continue services the Housing Authority of Bexar County (HABC) has made the following operational changes:
• Closure of the HABC Lobby
• No in-person meetings
• Residents will hear from their assigned case worker by appointment using phone or email
• Property managers are taking extra care with our elderly population checking daily to assure they have sufficient supplies and that any health-related needs are being addressed

Questions from participants can be directed to their assigned caseworker or anyone can call the main number at 210-225-0071. For updates, phone our hotline (210-231-2043) or visit our website at www.habctx.org/about.us/coronavirus.

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is a voluntary five-year incentive program that allows Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing residents to accrue money in an escrow account as their earned income increases, allowing participants to become self-sufficient. Any increases in the family’s rent as a result of increased earned income during the family’s participation in the program results in a credit to the family’s escrow account. Once a family successfully graduates from the program, they may access the escrow and use it for any purpose. The FSS program does not affect eligibility for continued housing. Upon successful completion of the FSS program, the escrow money saved can be used for any financial or educational goal the participant chooses. While completing homeownership and credit counseling classes may be required goals, the main purpose of the FSS program is to educate and transition FSS participants towards economic independence and financial empowerment. The FSS coordinator works with FSS participants in creating a plan to meet both individual and program goals. In conjunction with community partners, participants will be assisted with the tools needed to become self-sufficient, including but not limited to: • Job Skills Training • Employment counseling • Educational and scholarship opportunities • Homeownership classes and counseling • Financial literacy classes and counseling
All Bexar County residents receiving assistance through the Housing Authority of Bexar County’s (HABC) Housing Choice Voucher or Public Housing programs are eligible to participate in the FSS program, including all adult family members. As the requirement of the program dictates, only earned wages are calculated for the escrow incentive.
Hermie Mermea - FSS Supervisor
(210) 231-2012
COVID-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all students, faculty and staff, we have created a learning and safety plan for the Fall 2020 semester. Find it here.

Find information and resources for Students about COVID-19 and remote learning here.

Find information and resources for Employees about COVID-19 here.

The Victory Center at San Antonio College provides the following services: • Academic Advising • Education Benefit Certification • VA Education Benefits • Hazlewood Exemption • Tuition Assistance • MyCAA • Transition and Career Center (TRAC) • Student Lounge (Den) • Tutoring Center (English and Math) • Veteran Disability Claims Assistance • PTSD Foundation Life Coaching and Support Group • VetSuccess on Campus Counselor (VSOC)
This program serves serve veterans, active duty military, and their families.
Mon-Fri, 8:00am-7:00pm (Closed on Friday in June and July)
COVID-19 Notice

AVANCE Early Head Start Centers in San Antonio will re-open with limited services on August 24, 2020.

AVANCE Head Start in San Antonio will be held virtually, beginning August 24th. Teachers and Family Development Workers for these children will be in contact with updated information.

We will continue to educate, nurture, and support our families with activity packets and virtual check-ins for children and parents.

If you are currently an AVANCE Family, please contact your Center Director for updated information.

If you are interested in enrolling your child in our programs, please check out the rest of our website and contact Beth Walthall at [email protected].

At the foundation of all programs is the nine-month Parenting and Early Childhood Education offered parents and their children under the age of four. Families attend once a week Monday–Thursday from September to May. Services are comprehensive and designed to enhance the child-rearing skills of parents in order to foster the healthy development of their children and ensure school readiness in their children.

Parents are supported in meeting their educational and personal growth goals in ensuring economic stability. Monthly home visits assess the family home environment and reinforce lessons learned in the classroom. Support services are provided to parents in order for them to begin building safety nets of support to strengthen their families. Classes are provided in Spanish and English.

The Services to Fathers Component is integrated into the Parent-Child Education Program. This program provides weekly interactive fatherhood classes presented in a support group setting validating their personal experiences with life copying mechanism. In addition, couples learn about anger and stress management, domestic violence prevention, how to express their emotions in a positive manner, and the community support and opportunities to achieve their goals.

Services Provided:
• 9-month Parenting Education
• Early Childhood Education and Care
• Home Visitations

Support Services:
• Nutrition Services and Education
• Access to Health & Dental Services
• Access to Mental Health Services & ECI
• Linkage to Community Resources
• Transportation (specific to boundaries)

Services to Fathers:
• Adult Education
• Workforce Pathways
• College Technical Assistance and Support
• Financial Literacy
• Parental Engagement and Leadership

Eligibility Criteria:
• Must have a child under 4 years old or be a parent
• Meet income federal poverty guidelines

Service Area Target:
• Zip codes 78207, 228, 237, 204, 221, 211
• Bexar County

Office hours: Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
Georgette Chapa - Center Director Send email
(210) 223-3667
COVID-19 Notice

We have reopened four Clubhouses for full-day programming to provide a safe place for students to receive the support they need to achieve academic success in the virtual classroom. Find locations and other details here.

Until further notice, all other locations are closed and all other programs are suspended. 

Goal:
STEM programming for Latina girls to improve their access and understanding of education and career opportunities in STEM-related fields - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Major Program Components:
• Career exploration: Expose Latina youth to varied career paths they would not learn at home or in school
• College readiness: Tour college campuses in and outside San Antonio
• Enhanced math and science tutoring: Devote specific tutoring hours to math and science beyond homework completion
• Parent Engagement: Engage parents with career opportunities to offset gender bias around Latina career choices
• STEM curriculum throughout the entire year

Funded by The Eva Longoria Foundation whose mission is to help Latinas build better futures for themselves and their families through education and entrepreneurship.

Boys & Girls Club members ages 6 to 18

Free

School Year Hours: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 7:00pm Summer Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
Ada Saenz Send email
(210) 436-0686
COVID-19 Notice

We have reopened four Clubhouses for full-day programming to provide a safe place for students to receive the support they need to achieve academic success in the virtual classroom. Find locations and other details here.

Until further notice, all other locations are closed and all other programs are suspended. 

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio changes lives through high-quality afterschool and summer programs in a safe, affordable, and fun environment.

BGCSA serves kids ages 6 to 18 years old.

Call for membership availability.

Transportation is available from Hillcrest Elementary, Bonham Elementary, Briscoe Elementary, Harris Middle School, Brackenridge High School, Burbank High School, Advanced Learning Academy, Fox Tech High School, Cast Tech High School, KIPP Esperanza Elementary, KIPP Aspire Middle School, and KIPP U-Prep High School.

Clubhouse membership is $75 for the school year and $100 for the summer.

Teen membership is $25 for the summer.

Our SAISD and HISD extended day programs are on a sliding scale fee and require proof of income to verify household income levels.

Afterschool: Mon-Fri, 3:00-7:00pm Summer: Mon-Fri, 7:00am-6:00pm
Send email
(210) 431-7990
COVID-19 Notice

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to provide a safe and healthy learning environment for all students, faculty and staff, we have created a learning and safety plan for the Fall 2020 semester. Find it here.

Find information and resources for Students about COVID-19 and remote learning here.

Find information and resources for Employees about COVID-19 here.

We can help you prepare for college.
Eligibility Requirements: • Not enrolled in any K-12 school system • Need a High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate (have not earned a high school diploma) • Demonstrate the need for a refresher on adult basic education skills (have earned a high school diploma or HSE and tests below a 12.9 grade level on TABE/CASAS assessment) • Demonstrate the need for English skills (by taking BEST/CASAS assessment) Age-specific requirements: • 18 years of age with withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent/guardian permission. Parent/guardian must be present at registration or student must provide proof (Utility bill in their name, marriage license or rental agreement) he/she lives separate from parent/guardian. • 17 years of age with withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent/guardian permission (must be present at registration) • 16 years of age with withdrawal forms from the last school attended, court-ordered documentation, and parent/guardian permission (must be present at registration)
Free for the student
Call for locations and class schedules.
Alamo Colleges, I-BEST Program
(210) 485-0278
Success for Adult Learners
(210) 370-5498
Restore Education’s college readiness program bridges this gap by putting college preparation in reach for students across Bexar County. With our help, students are less likely to end up in remedial courses and more likely to persist in college.
Go at your own pace. Create your own schedule with our evening & weekend hours. Take your exams when you are ready
You can enroll for free. Thanks to generous donors, our program is completely free for students.
Mon-Thu, 9:00am–8:00pm Fri, 9:00–12:00pm Sat,10:00am–3:00pm Sunday, closed
Kelli Phodes - Director
(210) 432-6123
Restore Education offers free workforce training certification programs for in-demand fields. We offer several options for earning a certification as you work towards your high school equivalency credential or college enrollment
You are 17 years or older You are ready to move forward in a new career or enhance your industry knowledge You are interested in healthcare, business, or hospitality and are ready to commit to what you start
Enrollment is free and. Upgrade your education and career prospects as you enhance your immediate earning potential with workforce training.
Mon-Thu, 9:00am–8:00pm Fri, 9:00–12:00pm Sat,10:00am–3:00pm Sunday, closed
Kelli Phodes - Executive Director Send email
(210) 432-6123
This program provides education of college or university selection and scholarship information. Speakers are interactive and participants will leave with a plan of action. Social media page information - https://www.facebook.com/excitingwestendbaptistchurch
Free. RSVP (210) 735-9658 required for planning purposes
Email for date and time
Marie Cooper - Leader Send email
(210) 735-9658
Nikai Gibson - Leader
(210) 735-9658
This youth developmental initiative is a community outreach project aimed at enhancing family and youth development in the areas of etiquette and manners; social graces; college and career preparedness and establishing your brand. Participants gain first hand knowledge of setting a table, financial literacy and effective use of social media. Social media page information - https://www.facebook.com/excitingwestendbaptistchurch
Youth.
Free RSVP (210) 735-9658 required for planning purposes
Email or call for more information.
Sandra R. Jolla - First Lady Send email
(210) 735-9658

Verdant EDU is an educational support company that specializes in helping school districts in San Antonio find talent. We work with educators, free of charge, by helping them find roles in San Antonio area school districts.

Mon - Fri, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Ray Tijerina - Co-Founder Send email
(210) 929-9248
Goodwill has a long and proud history of serving our country's veterans and their family members as they transition to civilian life. Our Career Services Specialists are here to help remove employment barriers with specialized, no cost career assistance. Our programs are individualized and tailored to the unique needs of every veteran. Training That's Anything But Basic Our goal is to help veterans successfully search and find a meaningful career. Leverage the training received in the military to find employment in a similar field or providing the necessary resources to start a new career. We can also assist with financial planning and career training for in-demand job categories including: • Nurse's Aide • Pharmacy Technician • Commercial Truck Drivers • and more Our career services are offered at no cost to veterans and include: • Employer connection • Certification training • Financial planning • Career coaching • Resume development • Job search assistance • Interview strategies • Interest skills assessment Veterans career services are available at all 8 Goodwill San Antonio Good Careers Centers. Good Careers Center Workshops: Every month the Good Careers Centers host workshops that can assist veterans and former active duty service personnel in transitioning from the military to the civilian workforce. View our Events Calendar for a current schedule of events. We assist veterans in finding employment opportunities through our partnerships within the communities we serve.
This program serves Veterans and their families, regardless of their affiliation with St Philip’s College.
Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
(210) 486-2185
Are you ready to leave the past behind and start over? For those who want to start a new life––a better life––Changin' Lives is here to offer resources, to listen, and to let you know that you are not alone. We work through your challenges to help you reach your goals. We want to help you become a self-sufficient, successful, productive citizen of our community by connecting you with felony-friendly employers, affordable housing resources, medical and social services referrals, mentoring, and one-on-one client case management.
Free
By appointment only. Please call during business hours (Tue-Thu, 9:00am-3:00pm) to schedule an appointment.
Dolores (Bianca) Castoreno - CEO
(210) 797-4343
A Safe Place to Call Home: We know that learning happens best when you and your family feel safe and settled at home. Our housing and education program provides subsidized transitional housing for you and your children. Housing includes: • A safe space for you and your family • After-school care to help your children thrive • A supportive community that celebrates together. If you have no place to call home or are on the verge of crisis, we want to help. Education—The Path to a Better Future: You may feel like many of the women who reach out to us. Hopeless. Overwhelmed. Like you have no future. Over the years, we've seen women just like you change their lives with education. You're not alone. We are here to help. Women in our programs have: • Completed their GED • Finished a college degree • Watched their children thrive in a caring after-school program • Found themselves earning a living-wage • Become self-sustaining • Provided their family with a better future Full Education Program: Our housing and education program provides transitional housing, after-school programs, mentoring and more to help women complete a college degree. The Visitation House Learning Center: Our community learning center is open to other women who want to take the next steps to improve their education.
Women/single mothers and their children only
Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm
Sister Yolanda Tarango, CCVI - Executive Director Send email
(210) 735-6910
ou may feel like many of the women who reach out to us. Hopeless. Overwhelmed. Like you have no future. Over the years, we've seen women just like you change their lives with education. You're not alone. We are here to help
Completed their GED Finished a college degree Watched their children thrive in a caring after-school program Found themselves earning a living-wage Become self-sustaining Provided their family with a better future
Free
Mon-Fri, 8:00am-5:00pm
cindy stacey - Director
(210) 735-6910