County official will present workforce development plans at NLC

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The importance of social skills and social media are part of the program.

By Ty-Eshia Johnson

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

David E. Marquez, executive director of the Bexar County Economic Development, speaks with the 10 representatives of local communities about the current workforce and economy Sept. 18 in the performing art center at Northeast Lakeview College. Marquez explained that companies are seeking people with specific skillsets, but there’s a limited selection of people to fill the current workforce. Photo by Hillary E. Ratcliff

David E. Marquez, executive director of the Bexar County Economic Development, speaks with the 10 representatives of local communities about the current workforce and economy Sept. 18 in the performing art center at Northeast Lakeview College. Marquez explained that companies are seeking people with specific skillsets, but there’s a limited selection of people to fill the current workforce. Photo by Hillary E. Ratcliff

A presentation regarding the plans for workforce economic development will be 9 a.m.- noon Sept. 18 in the performing arts center at Northeast Lakeview College, 1201 Kitty Hawk Road.

Executive Director David Marquez of Bexar County Economic Development will be discussing workforce trends and an overview of the city and county.

Marquez also will give an in-depth analysis of the 10 Metrocom cities and what the future holds for each.

Metrocom cities are suburban municipalities surrounding Northeast Lakeview College: Live Oak, Universal City, Schertz, Cibolo, Kirby, Selma, Marion, Garden Ridge, Converse and Windcrest.

Director of public relations, Kathleen Labus at Northeast Lakeview said some additional topics for Marquez include social skills, communicating through social media and how they apply to students.

“One of the things that’s a major focus is going to be obviously the I-35 corridor and the growth that’s taking place there,” Labus said.

Labus said the demand for additional businesses results from an increase in population and that there has also been a lot of growth in the area.

“Recently, we’ve had FedEx move into the Selma area, Amazon has a warehouse close to the city of Schertz and a lot of medical facilities are being developed,” she said.

The presentation is free and open to the public. To reserve a space, email Jennifer Osborn, executive assistant to the president at josborn8@alamo.edu.

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