Education and Training in San Antonio: Balancing Economic Change, Labor Force Training, and Public Policy, PRP 106




Wilson, Robert H.
King, Christopher T.
Cortés, Ernesto Jr.

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LBJ School of Public Affairs




This report on education and training and economic development in San Antonio is the result of a policy research project conducted in 1991-92 under a grant from the Tomás Rivera Center with supplemental funding provided by the Ford Foundation. The clients for the project were the Tomás Rivera Center and the Texas Interfaith Education Fund (TIEF). The concern of the project generally was the characteristics of the labor force being produced by the education and training systems in San Antonio--especially those related to preparing individuals for work--and the types of employment being generated by the city's economy. Also investigated were the economic development initiatives adopted by the city and their influence on employment and economic trends. The results should be of interest to those attempting to understand the policy implications of the interplay between economic change and the public sector efforts that prepare individuals for the labor force in a large urban area.

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