Discusses the implementation of a new organization, the Westside Education and Training Center,  that is training workers, connecting them to employers, and preparing them for job-relevant college courses.

In the course of 18 months, the Westside Education and Training Center (WETC) in San Antonio emerged through a partnership between the community, the local school district, and the community college. “Driving all this was the need to address the long-term demographics of the West Side. There was a clear desire to find ways to improve the educational attainment of students in the Edgewood School District and in the West Side” (p.2). This paper reviews how the center was created and the reasons for its success in connecting people with jobs.

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Full publication title: Westside Education & Training Center: Finding Creative Ways to Combine Residents’ Need for Good Jobs with Employers’ Need for Trained Workers