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.
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
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
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
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