Educating the In-Demand
Workforce Texas Needs

Texas's continued ability to attract businesses that support high paying jobs depends on the presence of a qualified and educated workforce. Explore how UTSA is preparing bright and talented students to be the thinkers and doers our communities deserve!

UTSA is focusing on programs to help Texans advance in their current jobs or explore potential new jobs by learning the skills that are in highest demand by the state’s employers.

Bold Is... preparing Texans for the jobs of tomorrow

Meet Alanah Penn '24

Biomedical Engineering Scholar

Alanah Penn has dreamt of improving the quality of life for others through medicine since she was in elementary school and hopes to build cutting edge equipment essential for surgical use.
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Bold Is... producing the workforce
talent Texas needs

UTSA's Workforce Initiative promotes continuing education and professional development programs for adult learners to support our region’s growing need for a skilled workforce.

Creating Career and Community-Ready Graduates

With a focus on San Antonio and South Texas, UTSA is driving innovation and workforce development through classroom-to-career opportunities and collaborative partnerships - and preparing students with the knowledge and leadership skills they’ll need to take on life-changing careers and positively impact our community. One example is UTSA's Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE), program, which uses its strategic partnerships to help our community break into new fields, advance their careers and enrich their lives. Shown is the Total PaCE Enrollment By Industry (2022).

PACEenrollment industry 2022 piechart

Bold Is... answering the call for a
digitally fluent workforce

The first of its kind in Texas, UTSA’s new School of Data Science answers the national call for a highly skilled workforce to fill growing needs in cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, big data and data analytics.

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Meet Turquoise Richardson ’20

Technical Investigator Intern at NASA’s Cyber Crime Division

In the midst of the pandemic, Turquoise traveled to Washington, D.C for the internship of a lifetime. Now enrolled in UTSA’s cyber security graduate program, she’s taking her skills to the next level.
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On the horizon for the downtown campus

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Careers Building

This forthcoming construction project in the heart of San Antonio’s technology corridor will connect students and faculty with San Antonio’s business and technology entrepreneurs – a collision space like no other!

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