Both San Angelo public high schools have vocational training programs as an elective: Central High School provides Auto Technology, Auto Body, Building Trades, Electronics, Drafting, and Welding/Metal trades.
Lake View High School provides Graphic Arts, Auto Technology, Introduction to Construction, Introduction to Transportation Careers, and Welding.
Angelo State University and Howard College provide contract training for employers. The two public institutions can administer and participate in workforce development programs financed by two popular state training programs – The Skills Development Fund and the Smart Jobs Program.
Both Angelo State University (ASU) and Howard College provide active continuing education programs, typically held at night for people that want to learn basic skills or take refresher courses with online courses also available. ASU provides vocational training in a wide range of computer introductory and intermediate courses, software instructional programs, introduction to electricity, plumbing, computer repair, web page construction, basic and advanced air conditioning, and basic electricity.
Howard College’s continuing education programs have included: business certificates with specializations in accounting and management, a variety of construction trades certificates including welding, electrical, and wind energy, ranch management, and information technology programs.
WTTC is a comprehensive regional training center with the primary mission of supporting and enhancing regional economic development via workforce training. This unique center is a joint project of Angelo State University, Howard College, and the San Angelo Public School. The 100,000 square foot facility is available for occupational and specialized training programs for regional businesses. The center has a 7,400 square foot “rapid response” room for local companies needing space on a short-term basis for training or for new companies that need to have pre-employment training while they are building or remodeling a new business location in San Angelo. Howard College and the San Angelo Public School systems are the primary providers of training. Since opening in 2001, WTTC has served over 12,000 individuals.