Concordia University Texas San Antonio Center and Goodwill Industries San Antonio announced a new partnership to provide a bachelor of business degree program at the Good Careers Academy (GCA) downtown technology campus location at 406 West Commerce Street.
Goodwill’s priority is moving individuals from unemployment to employment. In addition to job placement services, Goodwill’s GCA provides training and education to individuals to help them find better jobs and build careers. Teamed with Concordia’s mission of Developing Christian Leaders, the group of committed educators at both Goodwill Industries of San Antonio and Concordia University San Antonio Center will provide onsite education to assist and empower individuals to complete a Bachelor of Business degree within a 4 ½ year period.
There are currently 12 employees processing for admission and the first cohort is scheduled to begin in the fall semester of 2013.
Concordia Center Dean, Dr. Mary Landon Darden, and Goodwill Director of Career Development and Learning Joanna Hernandez first began discussions for the ground-breaking downtown degree plan in 2012.
“We are thrilled about this opportunity,” Darden said. “There are few organizations in the world that are doing more to help people grow and improve the quality of their lives than Goodwill Industries. I have had the privilege of seeing many of the wonderful educational opportunities that Goodwill San Antonio offers through the downtown Good Career Academy and to their employees. Concordia’s mission is “Developing Christian Leaders.” I could not imagine a more perfect partnership or a better group of people to work with.”
“Goodwill and Concordia are both organizations that invest heavily in people and believe in providing individuals the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential. This outstanding new partnership can offer our team members the opportunity to earn a college degree here at Good Careers Academy,” said Marla Jackson, Goodwill President and CEO.
Cohort classes are scheduled to begin on October 8, 2013. There is still time for new students to enroll for this fall.