Alamo Colleges http://tpr.org en Labor Secretary Visits Alamo Colleges Toyota Program http://tpr.org/post/labor-secretary-visits-alamo-colleges-toyota-program <p>U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez was in San Antonio this week to see the progress of a partnership between the Alamo Colleges and Toyota Motor Manufacturing.</p><p>St. Philip’s College houses the Toyota Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program. Students who are accepted into the program get jobs with Toyota while in school.</p><p>19-year-old Sarah Escobar, a maintenance technician, started the AMT program in high school and already has a certificate before finishing her two year degree. She said she plans to stay with Toyota while finishing a bachelor's degree.</p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:06:11 +0000 Joey Palacios 34946 at http://tpr.org Labor Secretary Visits Alamo Colleges Toyota Program SAISD & Alamo Colleges To Open New Early College High School At St. Philip's College http://tpr.org/post/saisd-alamo-colleges-open-new-early-college-high-school-st-philips-college <p>Beginning this fall, St. Philip’s College will play host to SAISD students in the district’s second early college high school.</p><p>St. Philip’s College has 10,000 students, but 100 high school freshmen will call the campus home in August. SAISD has formally approved an agreement with the Alamo Colleges to open a school on campus where, by graduation, students will earn 60 hours of college credit or even an associates degree.</p><p>Leslie Price, a spokeswoman for SAISD, said students will take their normal educational curriculum but also take classes for college credit.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:40:23 +0000 Joey Palacios 30170 at http://tpr.org SAISD & Alamo Colleges To Open New Early College High School At St. Philip's College Students At Alamo Colleges Voice Opposition To Bundled E-Books & Tuition http://tpr.org/post/students-alamo-colleges-voice-opposition-bundled-e-books-tuition <p>Students in the Alamo Colleges system may soon have certain instructional materials bundled into their tuition costs in the coming semesters. How the plan will be implemented remains to be decided, but students are already showing opposition.</p><p>In January, the Alamo Colleges Board of Trustees voted to bundle electronic instructional materials into certain classes. When students pay their tuition there will be an additional cost for the pre-approved materials in the form of e-books and other items that can be accessed online.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:53:19 +0000 Joey Palacios 29089 at http://tpr.org Alamo Colleges Prepping High School Students For College Success http://tpr.org/post/alamo-colleges-prepping-high-school-students-college-success <p>High school students are invited to San Antonio College this weekend for a sneak peek into the young leadership program and to get some valuable college prep.</p><p>As an extra incentive, t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he Alamo Colleges are offering a chance to earn one of ten $1,000 scholarships for students planning to attend an Alamo Colleges campus.</span></p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 22:31:21 +0000 Eileen Pace 26886 at http://tpr.org Alamo Colleges Prepping High School Students For College Success County Considering Early Voting Sites On College Campuses http://tpr.org/post/county-considering-early-voting-sites-college-campuses <p>Bexar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County is exploring the feasibility of placing early voting sites on several Alamo Colleges campuses.</span> Officials say it’s an idea that has been tried sporadically at different colleges around town, and now the local League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) wants to make the idea permanent.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:18:02 +0000 Eileen Pace 25476 at http://tpr.org County Considering Early Voting Sites On College Campuses "The Butler" Producer Speaks To St. Philip's Students http://tpr.org/post/butler-producer-speaks-st-philips-students <p>You may not know Wil&nbsp;Haygood by name, but you likely have heard of "The Butler," the Hollywood film about an African-American butler's decades of service at the White House, that's made over $100 million at the box office so far. Haygood, a reporter for the Washington Post and Associate Producer on the film, spoke to students at St. Philip's College today.<br /><br />Despite his accomplishments at the Washington Post, the Boston Globe&nbsp;(as a Pulitzer Prize Finalist), and in Hollywood, Haygood’s demeanor is humble. But that doesn’t mean he's without passion.<br /> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 18:08:41 +0000 Jack Morgan 20740 at http://tpr.org "The Butler" Producer Speaks To St. Philip's Students Holt Cat Announces Largest Expansion In 80-Year History http://tpr.org/post/holt-cat-announces-largest-expansion-80-year-history <p>One of San Antonio&rsquo;s oldest companies, Holt Cat&rsquo;s main shop was built in 1957 and was due for a replacement. Howard Hicks, vice president of public affairs, said the new $11 million facility will make work more comfortable for its employees, 17 percent of whom are veterans.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:17:10 +0000 Eileen Pace 19672 at http://tpr.org Holt Cat Announces Largest Expansion In 80-Year History Alamo Colleges & Workforce Solutions Launch Digital Career Center http://tpr.org/post/alamo-colleges-workforce-solutions-launch-digital-career-center <p>The Alamo Colleges have launched the first completely virtual career center in the state for people looking for a new job or educational path.</p><p>Taking a page from the realm of virtual reality and games like Second Life, those in and around Bexar County interested in another career can wander a <a href="http://www.myalamocareer.org/" target="_blank">digital replica of a career center</a>.</p><p>“We’re using a 3D gaming environment to connect them to jobs, education, training, and employment opportunities,” said Eva Esquivel with Workforce Solutions Alamo.</p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 20:10:32 +0000 Joey Palacios 18996 at http://tpr.org Alamo Colleges & Workforce Solutions Launch Digital Career Center New Palo Alto Degree Gives Students Pathway To Oil & Gas Industry http://tpr.org/post/new-palo-alto-degree-gives-students-pathway-oil-gas-industry <p>Palo Alto College is taking its training for Eagle Ford Shale jobs to new levels by expanding its certification program into a full associate’s degree program.</p><p>The Alamo Colleges created the Alamo Academies to answer the demand by oil and gas exploration companies for more personnel who were trained on the high-tech equipment needed for the work. The certification courses quickly became popular.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 22:11:24 +0000 Eileen Pace 18325 at http://tpr.org New Palo Alto Degree Gives Students Pathway To Oil & Gas Industry Toyota provides full ride to high school student to teach STEM at South Side schools http://tpr.org/post/toyota-provides-full-ride-high-school-student-teach-stem-south-side-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A recent high-school graduate enrolled at Palo Alto College will be getting word Wednesday of a 4-year, full-ride scholarship.</span></p><p>Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Texas, Inc., will present the scholarship in support of STEM education.</p><p>Toyota and other manufacturers have partnered with the Alamo Colleges to educate students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and to train them to work in their plants assembling products from trucks to solar panels.</p><p>This time, Toyota is focusing its energy on those who teach STEM courses.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 22:13:11 +0000 Eileen Pace 15376 at http://tpr.org Toyota provides full ride to high school student to teach STEM at South Side schools