Holt Foundation Donates $100,000 to SA Works to Further Workforce Development in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO, TX The Holt Foundation has donated $100,000 to SA Works, an industry-led workforce organization aligning San Antonio, Texas,' education providers and private sector to promote economic mobility. SA Works leads San Antonio's workforce strategy and has developed experiential learning programs to foster a robust talent pipeline and diversify the workforce within the San Antonio community.
"Technical education and training is fundamental to HOLT's future success and to our society as a whole," said Peter John Holt, HOLT CAT EVP and General Manager. "Initiatives like SA Works are taking a proactive approach to workforce development. As the San Antonio economy expands, we want to ensure that there is a skilled workforce to fill in-demand positions."
"HOLT CAT continues to invest in education and workforce programs, as one of our company's key initiatives," said Corinna Holt Richter, HOLT CAT EVP and Chief Administrative Officer. "We recognize the need for top talent and are excited to be a partner of SA Works to further grow San Antonio's workforce."
This donation will support SA Works' continued efforts to promote careers in a variety of industries, including vocational trades, as well as other strategic initiatives to help bridge the workforce gap. In association with the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, this workforce organization is focused on building a stronger workforce pipeline through initiatives like summer job programs, job shadowing, secondary education programs and teacher externships in STEM fields.
"The involvement and contributions of industry leaders like HOLT CAT help us to create meaningful learning opportunities for our youth," said Romanita Matta-Barrera, SA Works Executive Director. "We are taking the lead in education and workforce programming for San Antonio, with the goal of maintaining a balanced talent pipeline for technology and advanced manufacturing, among other target industries."