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.
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.
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.
BiblioTech, Bexar County’s all-digital bookless library, is launching its own set of robotics teams for children and students.
Education initiatives for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs are exploding around the city. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas has awarded BiblioTech $15,000 to create a team robotics program called the First Lego League (FLL).
Team Toyota members in San Antonio are making history, along with Space Shuttle Endeavor. On Friday, a Toyota Tundra truck made in the Alamo City will pull the 96-ton shuttle to its final resting place at the California Science Center.
The Tundra will pull the shuttle a quarter of a mile across the 405 Freeway on West Manchester Boulevard through the streets of Los Angeles.