The 2013 Spain Trade Mission delegation includes two city council members, the Bexar County manager, the honorary consul of Spain in San Antonio, and 20 other business leaders including the vice-president of corporate banking of BBVA Compass bank.
The GED test will undergo significant changes beginning in 2014.
Each year, 700,000 people across the country take the GED test, but only 450,000 pass. In Texas, there are about 3 million adults without a high school diploma or GED. Starting on January 1st, the GED test in Texas will undergo some major changes.
GED Testing Service President Randy Trask said the number of sections in the test has gone down to four, and the exam has moved completely online. GED students will be able to sign up for the test online an only have to pay for the specific exam they need.
Originally published on Thu September 12, 2013 9:37 am
Update: Dell stockholders approved Michael Dell's buyout offer this morning, according to a preliminary vote tally.
“I am pleased with this outcome and am energized to continue building Dell into the industry’s leading provider of scalable, end-to-end technology solutions,” Michael Dell said in a press release announcing the vote. You can read that release here.
Original post (9:06 a.m.): Dell shareholders are set to vote this morning on a nearly $25 billion buyout offer from founder Michael Dell. After several postponements, this time, the deal is expected to pass.
Construction firms across the country are looking for skilled workers to fill positions but are running into a shortage of craftsmen.
A survey released by the Associated General Contractors of America shows at least 74 percent of construction firms are having difficulty finding skilled workers like carpenters and 53 percent report the same problem for administrative jobs.
The numbers are even more stark for San Antonio: About 83 percent say they can’t find the workers they need.
Texas has a new Water Development Board and this week Gov. Rick Perry swore in three members of the newly-created agency that is tasked with finding new sources of water and funding various future water projects.
During the regular session, the Texas Legislature approved a bill that created Prop 6, which will go on the ballot this fall for voters to decide. The measure takes $2 billion out of the Rainy Day Fund to help set up the funding for the next 50 years of various private and public water projects.
Congressman Joaquín Castro has been making the rounds in San Antonio this week while Congress is on recess. The congressman is talking about providing Americans with opportunities for success.
On Thursday he spoke to San Antonio business leaders about building an infrastructure of opportunity -- a term he coined before he ever got to Capitol Hill.
Castro favors a government that aligns itself to enable individuals to be successful. He spoke of his meeting earlier this week with small business owners who got help through the Small Business Development Center at UTSA.