Articles tagged with "Workforce"
COM Trustees Lease Training Space to Address Shortage of Construction Workers
COM Trustees Lease Training Space to Address Shortage of Construction Workers
How industry drives COM workforce programs
Preparing students to succeed in the workplace starts with asking employers what they value in employees.
Future pipefitters wanted
A new pipefitting program at College of the Mainland will prepare students for a rapidly growing career in refineries, manufacturing and power generation.
Open house for fast-track career classes
Learn more about how College of the Mainland’s Adult Education Program is changing lives and how you can sign up for career-pathway classes at an open house Nov. 12 in the COM Learning Resources Center Auditorium, come and go from 9 a.m. to noon.
COM instrumentation program free for eligible students
A new Instrumentation Helper Program is free for students who qualify, thanks to the Department of Labor H-1B Ready to Work Grant.
HVAC students prepare for in-demand field
Summer is coming and with it the need for qualified air-conditioning technicians.
New welding degree gives options
Giving students more career choices, College of the Mainland now offers students an associate degree in welding. The Associate of Applied Science is in addition to COM’s welding certificates and will allow students to move up in the field or teach in many community colleges.
Welding classes enrolling
COM’s welding classes, offered during the day and evening, are open for registration. The next classes begin the week of March 21.
Apply for a petrochemical scholarship
The ExxonMobil Community College Petrochemical Initiative is accepting applications for scholarships to cover books and tuition.
Women in Industry Conference Feb. 19
Petrochemical refineries need to replace as much as 40 percent of current employees over the next decade—due to plant expansions and an aging workforce.
Grant at COM covers tuition for re-careering adults
Individuals looking to re-career or re-enter the workforce can receive assistance in reaching their goals through a College of the Mainland grant covering tuition and career services.
Date with Destiny at COM to show women career options
As industry jobs expand in the Gulf Coast area, College of the Mainland and other community college partners will host a career forum for women called “Date With Destiny, Texas” Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Double-Tree Hilton Hotel, Houston Hobby Airport
COM PTEC Program expands with new full-time instructor
A former Texas City firefighter and 26-year process operator veteran, Jonathan Leacroy will teach more classes as a full-time professor at College of the Mainland.
Enroll in health care courses to fast-track to workforce
As the U.S. population ages and technology advances, health care is increasingly a solid career choice with good salaries and career opportunities. Enter the workforce in often less than a year with a COM certificate program.
In months, COM students transform from dropouts to graduates
After three months, two certificates and one job, Michael Rios’ life has changed.
COM machinist program trains for industry demand
From the titanium screws used in orthopedic implants to steel hardware, machinists craft the building blocks of our world.
COM Cosmetology to host open house
See how you can launch a cutting-edge career at the COM Cosmetology Open House Aug. 4 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Salon at College of the Mainland, 15009 Delaney Rd. in La Marque.
COM mechanical students will graduate with certificates, jobs
For Caleb Mauer and Velvet Hill classes at College of the Mainland have paid off before graduation.
Students become machinists, welders in COM camp
Putting out digital fires, creating machine parts and welding were all in a day’s work for students in the COM Industrial Trades Career Exploration Camp June 15-19.
Generations find success with COM PTEC program
For Hal Pollock, of Dickinson, and sons Michael and Richard, the College of the Mainland Process Technology is a family affair.
Demand sparks bright future for Gulf Coast welders
Working as a "surgeon with metal," welder Archie Andrews has high-level skills that companies along the industry-rich Gulf Coast compete to employ. Earning $30 per hour in contract jobs in addition to his full-time job at CBI in Texas City, Andrews owns his own truck and equipment and has found that welding jobs abound.
HVAC program prepares students for high-skills, high-demand jobs
Maintenance technician Colby McNeel looks to improve his skills for more job opportunities within the field while Alex Crespo wants to enter the heating and air-conditioning field.
Jump into action as nurse, EMT or machinist at COM summer camps
This summer high school students can climb inside an ambulance, discover how to use a fire hose or operate a lathe during hands-on career explorations camps at College of the Mainland.
Ike-damaged home training site for COM Fire Academy
With 65 pounds of gear on their backs, College of the Mainland Fire Academy students hacked through walls, forced windows open and sliced ventilation holes in a roof during an intensive training at a Texas City home set to be demolished.
COM mechanical students recruited by industry before graduation
Jose Hinojosa, 20, of Texas City, and Jason Lynch, 40, are three classes from graduation from the College of the Mainland Mechanical Maintenance Program but their in-demand skills have already landed them jobs as second-class machinists at Sun Edison paying $35.14 per hour.
Women in welding a soaring trend
For Jamie Lewton, 31, of Texas City, a newspaper article changed everything.
Dual credit students graduate ready for workforce
A shower of sparks flies as Grant Dominy, 16, welds the pieces of a trailer together.
New continuing education classes open for registration
En garde! Join a new COM Continuing Education class, now open for registration at www.com.edu/ce, from physical therapy assistant to fencing.
$347,210 in equipment to boost COM mechanical program
Five mills, three lathes, rigging equipment and more add up to $347,210 in new equipment for College of the Mainland students training to become mechanical maintenance technicians.
COM fifth in nation in science technology graduates
COM ranks fifth in the nation in the number of degrees awarded in science technologies/technicians in 2013, according to a recent report by magazine Community College Week.
COM students win ExxonMobil scholarship
Preparing to launch careers in the growing petrochemical industry, four College of the Mainland students were awarded scholarships from the ExxonMobil Community College Petrochemical Initiative.
Air quality inspectors become process technicians at COM training
Each class is different for Pete Rygaard, who has taught process technology at College of the Mainland for more than 40 years while employed at Union Carbide for 50.
Washington process technology students gain hands-on experience at COM lab
For a student, nothing tops firsthand experience. Recently students from Bellingham Technical College, in Bellingham, Wa., traveled 2,500 miles to gain hands-on practice in College of the Mainland’s process technology lab.
"Stand proud" message of women in industry to students
College of the Mainland process technology students converge at this club meeting in anticipation of special guests – five professionals with more than fifty years of combined experience in the chemical, oil and gas industries.
Armed with GED and in-demand skills, COM program's graduates enter workforce
Sometimes help arrives just in time.
Welding program prepares students for booming industry
After graduating from College of the Mainland at age 20 with no debt, rig welder Merced Arroyo feels that he is ahead of the game.
Funds now available for COM workforce students
Texas Workforce Solutions has approved College of the Mainland as an eligible training site provider for its Welding, Machinist and Mechanical Maintenance Programs, which means that students enrolling in these programs may be eligible to receive funds from Texas Workforce Solutions to cover all or part of tuition costs.
Accelerated Real Estate Academy puts students on fast track to success
Realtor Cyndi De Palermo, graduate of COM’s Real Estate Academy, says she enjoyed the affordable fast-track program that prepared her to enter the field that she still loves after 29 years in the business.