Conexión Del Río/Staff Report

SAN ANTONIO – In an effort to provide job training and business development skills to individuals and small business operators, U.S. Representative Will Hurd has partnered with SASTEMIC, a San Antonio-based nonprofit, to host a series of technology training workshops in our local communities throughout South and West Texas. 

The Tech2Town Summer Road Trip will be landing in Del Rio on Friday, August 5, 2016 at the Rio Grande College Auditorium, 205 Wildcat Drive, Del Rio, Texas, from 1-3 p.m. Computer training is free and will be open to the public.

“If Texas wants to maintain a healthy economy, we must have qualified creative problem solvers to fill jobs in today’s technical industries, and the industries that don’t even exist yet,” said Hurd, who majored in Computer Science at Texas A&M and chairs the House Subcommittee on Information Technology.

“To have a qualified workforce, we must ensure access to STEM education and development for all ages and abilities —and not just in the big cities like San Antonio and El Paso— but in all of our hard-working communities. Prioritizing STEM education initiatives like Tech 2 Town will help create a diverse 21st century workforce, drive technological advancement and innovation across every industry, and allow Texans to be more competitive in the global arena.”

The tour had stops in San Elizario, Van Horn, Alpine, Fort Stockton, Sonora, and Del Rio, scheduled August 2-5, where Hurd and Janie Martinez Gonzalez, CEO of Webhead and Board Member of SASTEMIC provide technical training and resources as part of a larger initiative to inspire STEM education, careers, and entrepreneurship.

“Webhead, a technology company that focuses on Web, IT and cybersecurity, is proud to be a part of this effort.  When you own a technology business, you realize just how hard it is to find employees with the right skill sets and education necessary to succeed in today’s high tech work environment,” said Martinez Gonzalez.  “We will continue to support Rep. Hurd’s effort by hiring and training technologists as needed in our locations in Texas and around the country.