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File #: 21-3216   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: City Council B Session
On agenda: 5/12/2021
Posting Language: Briefing on the SA: Ready to Work FY 2022 - FY 2027 Financial Forecast and FY 2022 Proposed Budget. [Alejandra Lopez; Assistant City Manager and Interim Director, Economic Development]?
Attachments: 1. SARTW Fund Schedule FY2022, 2. RTW Personnel Complement, 3. FY 2022 to FY 2027 Ready to Work Financial Forecast document, 4. Staff Presentation
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DEPARTMENT: Economic Development Department

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Alejandra Lopez



SA: Ready to Work FY 2022 - FY 2027 Financial Forecast and FY 2022 Proposed Budget


City Council will receive an informational briefing on the SA: Ready to Work Financial Forecast covering FY 2022 through FY 2027 and the FY 2022 Proposed Budget. The forecast will focus on funding for Administration, Intake & Assessment, Wraparound Services to include Case Management, Tuition Assistance, and Emergency Services.


In November 2020, San Antonio residents approved the SA: Ready to Work initiative, which is designed to promote economic recovery by increasing access to education, training, and wraparound services for San Antonio residents and aligning with talent requirements of local businesses.

The Economic Development Department (EDD) provided City Council an overview of SA: Ready to Work program implementation planning and financial forecast in December 2020. Later that month, City Council created the SA: Ready to Work Advisory Board ("Advisory Board") with the following charge to: (1) validate in-demand occupations, (2) recommend levels of wraparound support, (3) recommend allotment of certification training versus college education, (4) foster alignment between in-demand skillsets and training programs, and (5) serve as community ambassadors.

In March 2021, City Council appointed the Advisory Board, which is comprised of nine at-large members, representing local employers, workforce training participants, trade/labor, training/education and community organizations, and two City Council Liaisons.

The Advisory Board has met four times to discuss and provide feedback on the level of wraparound services and identifying in-demand occupations. During its meeting on March 30, 2021, the Advisory Board took action and officially recommended the wraparound services and case management mode...

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