UpSkill Coastal Bend Partner Expo 2022

We are excited to invite Coastal Bend residents to the first-ever UpSkill Coastal Bend Partner Expo! Get to know the partners and the resources that will help you elevate your career. UpSkill Coastal Bend is a cooperative effort of workforce, education and economic development experts aimed at supporting the education and job attainment of Coastal Bend residents.

Carpentry students share poignant stories at DMC’s Rebuild Texas celebration

Article by: Michael Bratten A little over two years after Hurricane Harvey made their Aransas Pass home uninhabitable, Lisa Schaar and her husband moved into their new home on Sept. 13. Schaar is one of about 70 students who will receive certificates tomorrow after completing the free, 10-week program, which is designed to train participants …

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Del Mar College Partners with Coastal Bend College to Offer Truck Driver Training at CBC Pleasanton Campus

https://vikingnews.delmar.edu/del-mar-college-partners-with-coastal-bend-college-to-offer-truck-driver-training-at-cbc-pleasanton-campus/ In 2018, the nation’s over-the-road trucking industry reached a shortage of 60,800 drivers even though 3.5 million commercial drivers were employed last year. As the shortage continues to grow, the American Trucking Association (ATA) estimates that industries’ need for tractor-trailer drivers who hold a Class A Commercial Drivers License (CDL) will reach a demand …

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Del Mar College offering two new associate degree programs addressing automated robotic manufacturing and electrical power distribution

Automation and the use of robots for manufacturing are growing. Even the oil and gas industry uses the technology, and a skilled workforce in the Coastal Bend to develop and maintain these systems is needed. In the electric power and utility sector, entry-level workers are also in-demand. American Electrical Providers (AEP) of Texas has partnered …

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Higher Education Gains from its Role in the UpSkill Houston Collaboration

Peter Beard, the Greater Houston Partnership’s senior vice president for Regional Workforce Development, leads the Partnership’s UpSkill Houston initiative. Beard recently hosted a roundtable of representatives from the various sectors participating in UpSkill Houston – industry, K-12, higher education, and community development. Dr. Brenda Hellyer, chancellor of San Jacinto College, participated in the roundtable, and her comments are …

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NASA Invites Media to Drone Traffic Testing in Corpus Christi, Texas

As NASA continues the final stage of testing for it’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Traffic Management (UTM) platform, the agency is inviting media to Corpus Christi, Texas, on Thursday, Aug. 15, to learn more about what it takes to fly drones safely in urban areas. This test will focus on drone operations at altitudes between 200 …

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Port of Corpus Christi presents check to Del Mar College Maritime Program -The News of San Patricio

DMC Corporate Services uses funds to purchase equipment and cover scholarships for first two cohorts; 22 students prepared for high-demand entry-level maritime jobs in June During their monthly meeting, the Port of Corpus Christi Commission presented $25,000 in support of Del Mar College’s (DMC) new Maritime Program offered by its Workforce Programs and Corporate Services …

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New Emerging Professionals program trains students for high-demand jobs – Caller Times

A lecture hall at Del Mar College was nearly silent Wednesday morning, except for the sound of pieces of paper sliding across desktops. Almost two dozen students, divided into four groups, frowned in concentration as they tried to form squares from paper cut into different shapes. The twist: They couldn’t speak or even signal to …

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Del Mar College students go through in-water survival training

The training is part of the Del Mar College Corporate Services’ five-day program where fifteen students learn about emergency water safety techniques. Author: Jared Cruz-Aedo Published: 5:17 PM CDT June 20, 2019 Updated: 5:17 PM CDT June 20, 2019 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Del Mar College students learned about in-water survival training for their maritime …

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