Workforce TrainingThe Westside Education & Training Center (WETC)
WDC Partnership and Collaboration with westside education and training center (WETC)
WDC strategically assisted Alamo Colleges with securing a $23 million bond in May 2017 to build a new state-of-the-art workforce training and college campus on the Westside. Currently, the partnership is negotiating the purchase of the current Edgewood ISD property where WETC resides for the new campus.
Additionally, WDC assists WETC and the partners with identification and development of priority programming for the upcoming new campus.
WDC Supports Workforce Training Opportunities at
westside education and training center (WETC)
Since 2015, WDC has supported and incubated two workforce-training opportunities at WETC, La Printeria and San Antonio Motion Picture Academy.
Once the new campus is built, WDC will continue to incubate new and improved workforce training opportunities in the arts, health care, and other job growth opportunities for Westside residents.
La Printeria, which opened in 2016, is a 3,000 square-foot collaborative state-of- the-art fine art print shop facility that sits within Alamo Colleges Westside Education and Training Center (WETC) in the Edgewood area of the WDC Empowerment Zone. It came to fruition through the efforts of the WDC, Alamo Colleges WETC, La Printeria’s founder and local community planning, partnerships and seed funding. La Printeria and WDC link business practicum, skills training and higher education programming through fine arts to help local artists earn a better living from their unique cultural art, improve their economic mobility, and provide them with empowerment through technical skills training. La Printeria operates as a social enterprise, providing holistic services that serve entrepreneur artists, and offers programming for at-risk youth, early high school college credits for the Edgewood Independent School District (EISD) and continuing education adult learning fine art certifications.
San Antonio Motion Picture Academy
The San Antonio Motion Picture Academy is a program of Alamo Colleges Westside Education and Training Center (WETC) and the City of San Antonio Westside Development Corporation (WDC) as its
WETC/WDC Food Pantry
As of the 17th of November 2017, Westside Development Corporation (WDC) and the Westside Education & Training Center (WETC) partnered to provide a Food Pantry for the WETC students, which now serves over 100 students. The pantry consists of dry and canned goods. The WETC/WDC Food Pantry is held every third Friday of every month.
In this collaboration, we have documented and provided you with the statistics of this growing Food Pantry.
- Since November 2017, the Food Pantry has distributed more than 7,961 pounds of food.
- During the 2017-2018 year, the Food Panty volunteers and staff have contributed over 370 hours of time.
- In the 2017-2018 year, WETC/WDC Food Pantry served 174 WETC students.
- In the 2017-2018 year, WETC/WDC Food Pantry served 700 family members of WETC students.
Learn more about the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year by clicking this link.