When it comes to the skill level of Seguin’s workforce, the proof is in the numbers. There are thousands of manufacturing jobs in Seguin, representing nearly 30% of the private sector jobs in the city. Seguin has invested in growing the manufacturing sector by providing workforce training programs and other solutions that enable companies to thrive here. Companies like Caterpillar and Vitesco Technologies have chosen to make Seguin home because we have the skilled workforce they need to be productive.
Seguin’s workforce is dedicated, hardworking and an asset to any organization. In addition to manufacturing growth, Seguin has also seen a steady increase in the healthcare, education and retail industries. The ability to pull workers from the city and the surrounding six counties has made it easier for businesses to locate here and grow, regardless of their industry.
The Central Texas Technology Center (CTTC) is a vital resource in driving workforce development for the area. The CTTC is home to the Texas Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (TX FAME) Lone Star Chapter and to the Alamo Colleges District - Northeast Lakeview College. The development of Seguin's workforce by the CTTC plays a critical role in meeting the needs of the existing businesses within the community, as well as, meeting the needs of companies looking to move to the area.
The Seguin Economic Development Corporation is dedicated to serving local businesses by providing opportunities to attract and retain a strong local workforce. To support this initiative, the Seguin EDC partners with local industry, area school districts, and post-secondary schools to provide opportunities for students to learn about local career opportunities to build a strong workforce that keeps area students local after graduation. These workforce development initiatives include National Manufacturing Day Industry Tours, Seguin Youth Career Expo, Seguin Job Shadow Day, Seguin Career Day, Seguin Industry Signing Day, Regional Job Fairs, TX FAME Lone Star and a Teacher Externship Program. These initiatives have helped identify skills gaps, created new educational partnerships between schools and industry, and increased industry awareness with the next generation of workers in Seguin.