Quest Graduates ready for new year with new career

Graduates of a local job training program start the new year with a new career.

SAN ANTONIO - New Year, new you. More than 150 fresh graduates of a job training program in San Antonio are making this their motto. They are joining the workforce just in time for 2018.

Each Project Quest graduate had a moment to shine in front of family and friends Tuesday night. For Griselda Onteveros, earning the title of Registered Nurse was a big step toward landing her dream job.

“My main goal is to work for University [Hospital],” said Onteveros. “They work for our community and I will be happy to help my community.”

A helping hand made her mission possible. Project Quest offered her training and resources.

“Workforce development is an economic generator,” said David Zammiello the Executive Director for Quest. “Not only are we changing people’s lives, we’re putting San Antonians to work and that’s good for business, it’s good for our economy, it’s good for our city.”

Onteveros says she’s glad San Antonio has lots of opportunities for Registered Nurses.

Workforce Solutions expects job growth for Registered Nurses to increase by 31% in between 2014 and 2024.

A fellow Quest graduate, Bryan Cuevas , is also thrilled his career as a diesel technician is booming.

“I love the smell of it, I love doing it, it just feels good at the end of the day to know that something’s on the road that I fixed, that I helped get back together,” said Cuevas.

He primarily works on 18-wheelers and has already found a reliable job.

“Being able to stay in my hometown is really good,” said Cuevas. “I’m able to be close to my family and my friends.”

With the celebrations of their accomplishments underway, these graduates are thankful their skills are ready to be put to the test.

Workforce Solutions also anticipates job growth for Industrial Mechanics, Medical Sonographers and Security Analysts.

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