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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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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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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.

Gaining Diverse Perspectives in the Classroom

Professors not only teach classes and build curriculum, but they also cultivate a deeper sense of self by encouraging students to explore diverse perspectives from the world around them. It is through this teaching philosophy that the work of College of the Mainland sociology professor Luis Sabido shines.

From COM to UHCL: Transferring to Success

Sometimes teaching others is the best way to learn. Jibin Johns learned this firsthand while pursuing his general studies degree at College of the Mainland.

Engineering: A New Road to Success

This fall there will be seats open for students who want to embark on a well-paid, highly sought-after career in engineering. That’s when College of the Mainland will launch two brand new Associate of Science degrees in both mechanical and chemical engineering.

Accelerated Associate of Arts

While traditionally the path to an associate degree has been a two-year journey, College of the Mainland students now have the opportunity to expedite that process by obtaining an Associate of Arts degree in just 18 months.

Student Success: We Have a Prescription for That

Cultivating a personalized, student-centered learning environment shapes the core of the College of the Mainland experience. And nowhere is that more visible than in Lisa Homburg’s classroom.

Making Dreams a Reality: Rustin Hara’s Story

For Rustin Hara, pursuing a career in the fast-growing and financially rewarding petrochemical field was a big motivator for him when considering his future. When it came to deciding the best path to get him there, finances were an important factor influencing his decision.