Skillpoint Alliance

Meet Skillpoint | Board of Directors: Matt Glazer

At Skillpoint Alliance, our people are our most valuable asset. With the passion and drive of our staff, Board of Directors, and partners, Skillpoint Alliance is able to offer the opportunity of growth and success to more and more Central Texans each year. Today is the first post in our newest blog series, Meet Skillpoint, where we'll give you the opportunity to hear from the incredible people involved in our organization. In May, Skillpoint welcomed six new members to our Board of Continue Reading >

Why non-profits should attend SXSW

Giving City Austin was able to interview our very own Lonny Stern about his conference experience this year. A million reasons why nonprofits should invest in attending SXSW were shared and how they can prepare to make the most of it. SXSW is valuable opportunity for nonprofit organization like Skillpoint Alliance because it offers premiere corporate networking opportunities, exposure to new tools and programs, and the ability to participate in panel discussiosn that generate new ideas and Continue Reading >

(UPDATE) Senior Director Lonny Stern Awarded Austin Under 40 Award

  We are proud to announce that Lonny Stern, Senior Director of Business Development at Skillpoint Alliance, has received the Austin Under 40 Award in the Community Service & Non-profit category in the 17th annual Austin Under 40 gala and awards ceremony. Lonny was overjoyed upon receiving the honor and expressed his hope that the award helps Skillpoint in its mission to build human capital in the region. "I have dedicated my career to building economic opportunity," said Continue Reading >

Student Spotlight: Finding Your Path to Success Through The Gateway Program

The Gateway Rapid Workforce Training Program at Skillpoint Alliance provides valuable training and education for Texans looking to gain the skills and knowledge to successfully attain entry-level employment. In just four to eight weeks, participants who enroll in the Gateway Program can become certified in the Construction, Machine Operator, HVAC, Electrical or Nursing fields. They also learn soft skills such as preparing a resume, acing a job interview and communicating professionally with Continue Reading >

Human Capital Honors Luncheon Celebrates 20 Years of Workforce Development

Skillpoint Alliance hosted their 20th Anniversary Human Capital Honors luncheon on September 16, 2014 at the Gateway Motor Club. The Inaugural event congratulated those who have worked with Skillpoint Alliance to carry out its mission of sustaining industry-led workforce development solutions, while also recognizing the need to develop and provide more educational opportunities for the local community. For over 20 years, Skillpoint Alliance has provided the City of Austin with connections to Continue Reading >

Learning to Build Soft Skills On and Off the Battlefield

The US Army has a saying, “train as you fight.” I learned this saying while training a group of US Army Veterans in Killeen, TX. The group was taking an eight week intensive Gateway training in order to secure work in the civilian world as Electrical Apprentices. My role at Skillpoint is to provide Professional Development training, which includes topics known as “soft skills” like professional communication, customer service, and conflict management. During the training, a debate arose Continue Reading >

Lifeworks Partners with Skillpoint to Provide Professional Development to Youth

Last month, Lifeworks partnered with Skillpoint Alliance’s Professional Development department to provide 60 hours of Workforce Readiness training courses for youth between the ages of 18-21. Classes were provided to train participants entry level job skills including professionalism in the workplace, communication skills, and problem solving techniques to help them succeed in real life situations. Instructors also provided constructive feedback to achieve success in the workplace. All Continue Reading >

Skillpoint Alliance Awards Local Leaders throughout Central Texas

On Thursday, December 17, the STEM Council and Adult Workforce Council at Skillpoint Alliance cohosted their year-end meeting at Electronic Art’s offices in North Austin. After the scheduled expert panels and presentations, Skillpoint Alliance awarded leaders in industry, community, and education for their role in helping to expand Skillpoint’s programs throughout Central Texas. The STEM Council winners were; Kevin Lally at Tokyo Electron America; The Ingram School of Engineering at Texas Continue Reading >

Gateway Program Providing Soldiers with Pathway for Success

On Friday, November 22, the Skillpoint Alliance Gateway program held their first graduation in Killeen, Texas after partnering with the Fort Hood Warrior Transition Brigade to provide transitioning veterans with Certified Nurses Aide training. We were recently featured in the Fort Hood Herald about our training program, and how the soldiers have been taking to the program and their clients. Bethany Paul, Skillpoint’s Gateway program coordinator, worked directly with the students during the Continue Reading >

Skillpoint Alliance Adult Workforce Program Graduates Receive Local Awards

Workforce Solutions Capital Area celebrated their 5th Annual Awards Luncheon by recognizing businesses and individuals for their achievements in professional development. Three of the five individual awardees to receive special recognition were graduates of the Gateway program at Skillpoint Alliance, which provides training and education for those in need, preparing individuals for entry-level employment in four to eight weeks. The awardees were Felipe Salinas, Ian Lawler, and Abighail Continue Reading >