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Skillpoint Alliance student Anthwon Brown and his classmates learn HVAC skills

For Raymond Leibas, the thought of going back to school was scary, but he wanted to move his family out of public housing and show his three kids you should never stop learning and trying to improve your life.

Anthwon Brown jumped at the chance to learn a new, marketable skill so he could overcome low-wage, temporary jobs and his criminal background. In this Keep Austin Affordable feature video, we meet two of Skillpoint Alliance‘s newest graduates and we find out how the nonprofit trains Austin workers, many of whom have barriers to better employment, and why it has an incredible success rate of getting them placed with local companies.

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