Find out what a day in the life of a Broadway banker is all about! Local students will spend the day at Broadway Bank Thursday, Feb. 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of San Antonio’s second annual SA Works Job Shadow Day in partnership with Junior Achievement. SA Works matches nearly 3,000 San Antonio students with more than 100 local employers for a day of onsite experience-based learning.
“Broadway Bank is very committed to partnerships that advance the opportunities for young people in our community. Joining with Junior Achievement for SA Works Job Shadow Day has become a greatly anticipated tradition for our bankers, who are enthusiastic about both sharing their job expertise and spending time with the students who shadow us,” said Jeannette Flores Westbrook, senior vice president, community reinvestment manager.
SA Works has recruited 105 employers representing the public and private sector, ranging from small to large businesses. The citywide event provides students insight into different industries, career paths and skills that employers value by connecting them with local businesses. They’ll explore pre-planned hands-on workplace activities designed to further their understanding of current workforce needs and opportunities.
“The matching of employers with students has been very purposeful to ensure that students are visiting with employers that match their classes and career interests,” said SA Works Executive Director Romanita Matta-Barrera. “We are thankful to our businesses and employers who have made it possible to surpass our goal by opening the doors of their operations to students who represent their future talent.”
SA Works has engaged nearly all school districts across Bexar County as well as charter and private schools to match students with employers across various sectors including construction and engineering, medical, hospitality, IT, energy, government and more. The collaboration between participating companies and education is what makes Job Shadow Day a success.
About SA Works
Modeled after the US Chamber of Commerce Supply Chain model and the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC), SA Works is an industry led coalition assembled to develop a comprehensive human capital strategy to fill the community's most pressing talent needs. The intent of SA Works, using the collective impact model, is to align the full extent of the community’s resources to achieve optimum employment for the businesses, industries, and residents of San Antonio and Bexar County. For more information, visit www.sanantonioworks.org.