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Skilled labor shortage could help Alamo Colleges center


Skilled labor shortage could help Alamo Colleges center
WCN FILE PHOTO — Former Floresville Independent School District Superintendent David Vinson (center) witnesses a handshake between U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar (left) and former Executive Director Jesse Perez of the Floresville Economic Development Corp. at a 2010 event celebrating the opening of what was then the “Floresville Early College and Technology Center.”


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Wilson County News
June 11, 2014
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FLORESVILLE -- The flurry of activity that has descended upon the region following the discovery of oil and natural gas in the Eagle Ford shale has brought a mixed bag of windfalls and challenges to area cities. The growing shortage of men and women with the necessary skills to compete in the ever-changing employment landscape could be the catalyst to spur the retooling of the Alamo Colleges Floresville Center. . . .

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Mr. Tibbs  
Floresville  
June 18, 2014 9:37am
 
The classes were held in Wilson county using our infrastructure... county residents should not have been charged higher rates...

 
Untrue Resident  
Floresville  
June 16, 2014 2:20pm
 
Go back and read the comments when this debacle was first proposed. Even FEDC didn't pay their share on time and once they did, Alamo Colleges didn't have more funding. Since I was one of the ones who said this would happen, ... More ›

 
newguyntown  
floresville  
June 14, 2014 10:20am
 
when this was sold no one explained the difference in tuition charges...you have the center in Wilson county yet you pay over twice as much ? students residing within Bexar County were charged fees starting at $480 for the ... More ›

 
Glenn Quagmire  
Quahog, Rhode Island  
June 13, 2014 3:32pm
 
$63 million don't go as far as it used to these days, huh?

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