The city of Pleasanton Texas and Workforce Solution Alamo (WSA) recently partnered up to serve the youth in the Atascosa County area. The city had been looking for candidates to hire for three positions that were filled by our youth. City Manager, Johnny Guizer said that the youth program has not only filled the positions with excellent employees but has saved the city money because of the work experience services. Before working together with WSA, it would take a long time to fill the positions because it was hard to find good employees. Our Partners also could see the growth in our youth from when they started, and our youth were excellent for the positions as they are responsible, hard workers with excellent soft skills.
This partnership has been very successful–youth are being mentored and retained while they participate in a work experience opportunity.