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SAN ANTONIO READY TO WORK!

What is Ready to Work?

Ready to Work is San Antonio’s premier training, education, and employment program. This one-of-a-kind program connects San Antonians to education and quality jobs – and, ultimately, well-paid careers that can sustain their families. Ready to Work will meet you where you are and take you to the next level with skills for higher-paying jobs.

 

edOpp is an Approved Training Provider to provide industry-recognized certification programs. Increase your earning potential in 14 weeks or less and improve your resume with certification programs. Our certification pathways include industries like healthcare, business, and more.
 

Who is eligible for Ready to Work?

San Antonio resident – Check your residency »
18 years or older when applying for the program
Permitted to work in the US
Annual household income is less than 250% of the federal poverty guidelines »
Willing to take assessments related to barriers, academics, skills aptitude, and workplace readiness
Committed to completing the program

If you live in Bexar County and you or a family member has served in the military, you may qualify. See details here.
Note: Eligibility will be verified during the application process.

Ready to Get Started?

Learn more about the qualifying programs below, and when you are ready, click on request more information and complete the registration form.

Level up your career with an industry-recognized credential! We provide fast-track, online, and high-quality programs to support your career goals.

At #TeamEdOpp, helping people gain new skills and knowledge isn’t only a commitment, but a passion. With our variety of industry-recognized programs and dedicated team, we create an innovative, interactive, and intensive learning experience. 

Why Enroll in Our Programs?

National data shows that industry certifications are associated with higher employment and earnings. In addition to labor market value, industry certifications can add value to your college experience. (Rutgers

Education and Employment Research Center, 2020)

Advance in Your Career

We know that our students matter. That's why we enhance the learning experience with engaging facilitators, supportive staff, study zones, test preparation, and more to ensure you achieve your career goals.

Learning Experiences That Matter

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A facilitator’s purpose is to ensure that a group is fully engaged and working effectively toward defined learning outcomes. Our programs are led by a team of expert facilitators qualified and certified in the industry and located throughout the United States.

Qualified

Learning Facilitators

Find Your Career Path!

Medical Assistant + Phlebotomy*

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Medical assistants provide direct patient care whereas phlebotomy technicians often need to explain the blood-drawing procedure and put patients at ease. Our Medical Assistant + Phlebotomy (MA+PHLEB) certification program will equip students with skills necessary in utilizing the patient scheduling procedure for appointments and specialized testing. Additionally, students will practice phlebotomy techniques with provided medical equipment.

Certified Nursing Assistant + CPR*

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Certified nursing assistants help patients with direct health care needs, often under the supervision of a nurse. CNAs work directly with patients and nurses, helping with the many physical and complex tasks for patient care. Our Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) certification program will provide information and activities regarding client care-taking principles, anatomy and physiology of the human body, and a range of processes within the healthcare field.

 Patient Care Technician + EKG/ECG*

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A patient care technician provides care for patients by helping with daily living activities, whereas EKG/ECG professionals perform diagnostic tests and aid physicians in diagnosing cardiac conditions. In this certification program, students will learn the skills necessary to assist patients in hospitals, medical clinics, assisted living environments and physician offices. Additionally, learners will receive hands-on practice with EKG strips and procedures.

Medical Electronic Health Records + Office Administration

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Interested in becoming a health information specialist or medical secretary? This program gives students a comprehensive understanding of electronic health records (EHR) systems and medical administration. Students will gain practical experience in handling EHR systems, mastering data entry, maintenance procedures, medical terminology, patient scheduling, patient care, and managing a healthcare office.

Bookkeeping & Accounting Assistant

Bookkeepers are an important part of the accounting process and require a passion for numbers, basic accounting functions, and fundamentals in QuickBooks. This program prepares students for relevant computing skills using Intuit® QuickBooks, the industry leader in managerial accounting software, while enhancing skills in bookkeeping application.

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*Classes in English & Spanish are available! One Chromebook laptop will be issued to students after the 2nd week to use during the program. If the student completes the program and passes the certification exam, he/she will be able to keep the laptop!

Our Credibility

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Certiport Authorized Testing Center

We maintain National Partnerships with Industry Associations to be approved providers of industry-recognized credential exam test preparation, proctoring, and administration. We also are a Certiport Authorized Testing Center to administer exam proctoring of over 15 certification exams with quality and integrity.

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Eligible Training Provider 

As a Texas Workforce Commission Eligible Training Provider, we affirm our credibility and strong reputation to deliver credentialed high-growth and high-demand state and industry-recognized vocational programs. Our training programs are recognized by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) eligible for (WIOA)–funded training services. We partner with multiple Workforce Solutions office throughout Texas to coordinate, schedule, and conduct our programs throughout the year.

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Adult Education & Literacy

We impact communities and employers by providing innovative solutions to meet your organization's Adult Education Literacy goals. Our curriculum offers Integrated Education and Training (IET) for students to secure industry-relevant certification, obtain or retain employment within in-demand occupational areas, and/or advance to higher levels of future education while attending GED and/or ESL classes

We are proud to have the following client and community partners on our mission to change the way communities exist through educational opportunities.

 

 

“I am shouting to all of you a great BIG THANK YOU! I have attained employment through your program and I am on my way to independence."

 

-Student Certified in Administrative & Office Professional 

 

“I just want to thank you for the numerous opportunities you bestowed upon me, the endless support, and for believing in me, even when I struggled. edOpp has truly been a blessing! The program helped me discover the many career possibilities that tech has to offer.”

-Student Certified in Adobe Web Developer 

 

“I think it surprised me and opened my eyes to the great possibility that there is to improve in this field of Customer Service. I updated myself on the concepts and it was of enormous help to have a clearer view of my professional course.”

-Student Certified in Customer Service & Sales 

“I have learned so much about the medical office professional. So much so that as I arrive at scheduled doctor appointments, I am watching the different work styles and methods that I have learned in class. Also, I have been able to engage, learn and grow with my classmates.” 

-Student Certified in Medical Office Professional 

Career Connect

Level Up With Career Connect
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Certify

What is Career
Connect?

We understand the job search process can be challenging. That's why you need the support and resources of a professional network to help you level up your career! Currently enrolled students gain the opportunity to attend career readiness workshops, personalized career coaching, and gain employment opportunities through our Career Connect Program.

Program
Requirements

To participate in the program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Maintain 80% attendance of in-class hours

  • Complete all coursework including homework assignments

  • Practice personal accountability by emailing or discussing with your Learning Facilitator regarding absences and the timeline to complete missed assignments

Discover Employment Opportunities

In partnership with Lane Staffing, certified students can access the latest job postings from Houston, Dallas, and Austin. After completing an employment application and matching to an opportunity, a recruiter will partner with you to secure temp/contract, temp-to-hire, or direct placement positions in your field.

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