Articles tagged with "welding"
Welding a Career
As a combo welder for 3-J Ryan Inc. in Pasadena, Marissa Cantu works to turn eight-foot sheets of metal into pipes every day.
Free career training for students with grant
A grant covering class tuition for Darion P. Perkins, of Texas City, changed his job prospects – and his perspective.
Date With Destiny Oct. 13
College of the Mainland and other Gulf Coast area community colleges will host Date with Destiny, a free one-day conference on Oct. 13 for women who strive to work in the petrochemical industry.
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.
Grant gives petrochemical students fresh start
In today’s economy corporate changes can happen quickly, leaving longtime workers unemployed. A College of the Mainland grant is helping individuals train for in-demand jobs.
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
43 students receive scholarships to pursue petrochemical careers
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 the ExxonMobil Foundation.
In months, COM students transform from dropouts to graduates
After three months, two certificates and one job, Michael Rios’ life has changed.
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.
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.
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.
In-demand welders find jobs before graduation
For Keith Harrington, a fresh start took just 12 weeks.
ExxonMobil expands support for workforce training to $1 million
ExxonMobil is committing an additional $500,000 in financial support to expand its commitment to $1 million for the Community College Petrochemical Initiative (CCPI), which seeks to train students for high-skill, high-demand jobs in the petrochemical industry.
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.
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.