Articles tagged with "industry"
Industry Representatives Visit Campus
Representatives from various Texas City industrial plants toured the Process Technology Department on June 11 and shared suggestions with College of the Mainland administrators on improving and expanding the college’s industrial careers.
How industry drives COM workforce programs
Preparing students to succeed in the workplace starts with asking employers what they value in employees.
Community colleges to host women in industry conference
Buoyed by the success of its 2016 conference, the Community College Petrochemical Initiative (CCPI) will host Women in Industry 2017 on Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at South Shore Harbor Resort in League City.
Students receive petrochemical scholarships
With the Gulf Coast area petrochemical industry needing more than 50,000 new workers within the decade, nine community colleges have set out to find and train this “next generation” of skilled workers, enabled by a grant from ExxonMobil.
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.
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 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.
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.
Science Teachers Institute reveals career possibilities
Science experiments, career overviews and a chemical plant tour demonstrated job opportunities for high school teachers’ students during a four-day workshop hosted by Harris County Department of Education and sponsored by the Texas Chemical Council.
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.
"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.
LyondellBasell partnership to upgrade PTEC equipment
LyondellBasell has given a third recent donation of $5,000 to upgrade equipment that students in the College of the Mainland Process Technology Program use to gain real-world experience in plant operations.
PTEC Program expands offerings with new instructor
New full-time instructor Al Jivan encourages students to pursue excellence. "Education is like an ocean," he said.
LyondellBasell donates $5,000 to Process Technology (PTEC) program
College of the Mainland’s Process Technology (PTEC) program and LyondellBasell strengthened a growing partnership.
Grant makes new hires cost-effective for Marathon
The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded College of the Mainland a skills development grant totaling more than $300,000 that will allow Marathon Petroleum Corporation in Texas City and Marathon Pipe Line LLC in Findlay, Ohio, to hire new and train current employees.
COM professors share industry possibilities with high school teachers
While it’s no secret that U.S. students often lag behind other nations in science test scores, educators often wonder what to do to narrow the gap.
Re-careering white collar workers choose PTEC program
When the financial bubble burst, Tony Langston, a finance worker with an M.B.A., knew what to do—create a spreadsheet of his alternatives.
COM offers customized training for business and industry
Offering training year-round at an affordable price, COM Continuing Education can customize courses to fit any company’s needs.
COM and Safety Council partner to offer Electrical Skills Training program
College of the Mainland and the Safety Council of Texas City are partnering to launch a new program, Electrical Skills Training.