Local students learn about cybersecurity career opportunities at USAA’s Cyber Threat Operations Center during SA WORX’s 2019 Job Shadow Day. Credit: Courtesy of USAA

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SA WORX is hosting its seventh annual Job Shadow Days March 1-3. Since its inception, SA WORX, the workforce development team housed within greater:SATX, has continued growing its work-based learning programs to connect employers to their future workforce.

Job Shadow Days help high school students explore career opportunities available in their community through a half-day of work-based learning. The experience demystifies the workplace and provides firsthand knowledge of career pathways and the skills that San Antonio employers look for in new hires.

2021 was a record-setting year for the SA WORX Job Shadow program. Over 12,800 high school students got a virtual front-row seat to 40 employers across 15 industries. In video format, schools across the region were able to experience a day in the life of an industry they are interested in — right here in San Antonio!

There are more than 20 employers registered to participate in this year’s program. SA WORX is seeking more employers across all industries to join in building the San Antonio region’s talent pipeline by taking the first step and participating in Job Shadow Days. Participation is a win-win for the community: Employers gain access to a talent pool early in their career explorations, and students learn about all the career opportunities right here in their hometown.

You know your job. Show a local student how it’s done and help build San Antonio’s future workforce.

To sign up, please contact Krystal Peralez, School-to-Career Director at Krystal@greatersatx.com.

About SA WORX

SA WORX is an industry-led workforce program within greater:SATX. SA WORX is uniquely positioned to strategically align the region’s education providers with industry to promote talent-driven economic development initiatives that lead to economic mobility for individuals and families. SA WORX aims to ensure companies in the San Antonio region can depend on a sustainable talent pipeline in the demand industries of information technology, cybersecurity, advanced manufacturing and bioscience.

greater:SATX Regional Economic Partnership

The greater:SATX Regional Economic Partnership brings quality jobs to the San Antonio region. Our approach is simple: build our people and place to grow good jobs.