Annual number of professional certificates awarded
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Professional certificate attainment declined 23% between 2010 and 2019. Originally under Economic Competitiveness, this indicator helps San Antonio see and understand movement in post-secondary attainment.
Post-secondary attainment shows an ongoing need for targeted investment, as enrollment and attainment of certificates and degrees flatlined over the past decade. Efforts coming out of San Antonio’s higher education institutions like AlamoPROMISE, UTSA Bold Promise, Texas A&M University San Antonio’s INSPIRE, and Trinity University’s partnership with SAISD show promise for targeted approaches to supporting students. Voters also showed an overwhelming desire to see investment in workforce development by approving funding for SA Ready to Work in November 2020.