Message from the President

An Engine for Recovery, A Time of Change  To refer to this last year as “challenging” would be an understatement for most of us. Faced with unprecedented setbacks and a fluctuating employment environment, our experiences throughout the pandemic have shown us that change is truly the only constant. Always ready to adapt to that change, College of the Mainland continues to

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Donors Making a Difference

Lifetime Donations to the College of the Mainland Foundation

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Let’s Get You BACK TO WORK

College of the Mainland is pleased to do our part to rebuild our community and contribute to a vibrant workforce through Let’s Get You Back to Work, an initiative to rapidly equip displaced and underemployed workers with the skills needed to fill critical industry needs. Through a robust offering of accelerated training and educational resources, we are here to prepare workers in less than a year for careers with labor market value while building permanent talent pipelines to support thriving industries throughout the Gulf Coast region.

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Opening Doors Promise Scholarship

The Opening Doors Promise Scholarship is a last-dollar scholarship that allows local high school seniors of the Class of 2022 to attend College of the Mainland with all tuition and fees covered for up to two years beginning fall 2022.  Learn More About the Promise Program → Opening Doors One Student at a Time: See What Our Students Are Saying Facing the financial challenges

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Building Tomorrow’s Workforce: Industrial Careers Building

As Galveston County continues to grow at a rapid pace, big changes are on the horizon for the region. With new businesses and industries moving in, the need for skilled workers is on a steady rise. COM is responding to that demand in a major way through its new state-of-the-art Industrial Careers Building (ICB).

A Lifetime of Giving

Doyle Family Spotlight It’s often said that it is better to give than to receive, and nowhere do those words ring truer than with Charles T. “Chuck” and Mary Ellen Doyle. Through their time, talents and lifetime of contributions, the couple’s work spotlights an unwavering commitment to improving the community around them through civic service,

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COM Alumni News

Where Are They Now? Ronishia BradfordClass of 2017, Nursing As a child, it was always a dream to become a nurse. My mother and maternal grandmother are two of my greatest motivational factors. My late grandmother was a registered nurse, and my mother has been one for the past 32 years. The feeling is truly

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Nursing student with instructor in new simulation lab.

Launching Nurses of the 21st Century

In Texas, where there has been a longtime demand for nurses, the need has only climbed since the COVID-19 pandemic began. And as many hospitals are facing crippling staffing shortages due to the growing health crisis, nurses are now an even hotter commodity.

The Texas Center for Nursing Workforce Studies projects that the Gulf Coast Texas region will see an unmet demand of more than 18,000 registered nurses by 2030. College of the Mainland is meeting these needs now and into the future with the launch of its new Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) program this fall.

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