As part of a national tour of Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) communities, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) visited with members of the Alamo Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) last Thursday.

Leading the tour was Jay Williams, Assistant Secretary for the Department of Commerce along with other members of the Economic Development Administration (EDA) of the DOC. During the visit, Asst. Secretary Williams visited with members of the AMP and toured training facilities located at the west campus for St. Phillip’s College.

“San Antonio stands out as among the best of 24 designated U.S. regions involved in a three-year federal program promoting collaboration between private corporations, local governments and universities to help bridge the labor shortage by training area workers,” said Williams.

The focus of presentations was on workforce development and the strong partnerships developed in the San Antonio area. Some of the highlights of the visit included discussion on the locally developed Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program from the Alamo Colleges and Toyota Texas, SA Works, the Alamo STEM Coalition’s Educator Externship program, and the Alamo Academies.

For more information on the IMCP communities across the country you can visit the IMCP page on the EDA website.

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