Education & Training

Del-Mar College – Corpus Christi 
The Coastal Bend’s largest community college offers Associate degrees in more than 50 university transfer majors, along with Associate in Applied Science degrees and Certificates in over 160 occupational and technical fields.

Location:101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas, 78404
Phone: (361) 698 – 1200

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi 
The ever-expanding “Island University” now serves more than 10,000 students, offering 33 undergraduate majors, 25 graduate programs and two doctoral degrees, through five colleges. Stand out programs include nursing, education and environmental science. TAMUCC is an NCAA Division I School, competing in basketball, baseball, tennis and other sports.

Location: 6300 Ocean Drive, Corpus Christi, Texas, 78412
Phone: (361) 825 – 5700

Texas A&M University Kingsville 
The oldest public institution of higher learning in South Texas, TAMUK is acclaimed for its engineering, agriculture, wildlife and education programs. It was the first university to offer a doctoral degree in bilingual education, and has the first College of Pharmacy in South Texas. The Javelinas’ Division II football team has produced numerous NFL stars.

Location: 700 University Blvd., Kingsville, Texas, 78363
Phone: (361) 593 – 2111

Coastal Bend College – Beeville
This regional community college serves more than 1,300 students on its main campus in Beeville. Noted programs include Internet Technology (IT), health, drafting and business.

Location: 3800 Charco Road, Beeville, Texas, 78102
Phone: (866) 722 – 2838

Dale Carnegie Training Center
DCTC focuses on giving people in business the opportunity to sharpen their skills and improve their performance in order to build positive, steady, and profitable results.

The 160 Carnegie Managing Directors around the world use their training and consulting services with companies of all sizes in all business segments to increase knowledge and performance. The result of this collective, global experience is an expanding reservoir of business acumen that our clients rely on to drive business results.

Approximately 8 million people have completed Dale Carnegie Training. Dale Carnegie Training emphasizes practical principles and processes by designing programs that offer people the knowledge, skills and practices they need to add value to the business. Connecting proven solutions with real-world challenges, Dale Carnegie Training is recognized internationally as the leader in bringing out the best in people.

Location: 555 N. Carancahua Street, St. 120, Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
Phone: (361) 692 – 1912

San Patricio EDC Workforce Training Center Feasibility Study
Despite a growing demand for skilled laborers, San Patricio County’s unemployment rate remains higher than regional and state levels. The San Patricio EDC has received EDA funding to conduct a feasibility study, to determine whether or not the county could collectively support and benefit from a workforce / vocational training center. The EDC is partnering with Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend, Del-Mar College and numerous industry leaders and small businesses to determine what local laborers need to know to become more employable.

In addition, the EDC is in the process of surveying residents for opinions about workforce training including: whether or not people want / need a training center, what kind of training residents would find helpful, what kind of skills local industries are searching for, etc.

The San Patricio EDC is making contact with each community to coordinate town hall meetings over the course of the next year. Joint Town Hall meetings are small-group based, community-oriented and interactive.
Participants have the opportunity to take an online survey, hold small-group discussions, and complete a SWOT (strength, weakness, opportunities, threats) analysis for their city.

In addition, industry representatives from the county’s top employers including voestalpine, DuPont, Cheniere and others participate in the feasibility study, by expressing their labor force needs and the types of employees they seek.

The EDC believes that in order to improve the quality of life, we must invest in human capital. Together with institutions of higher learning and private business and industry, the San Pat EDC is striving to match the local unemployed with fulfilling careers and salaries with which they can provide a satisfying living for their families and future generations.

Craft Training Center – Corpus Christi

The Craft Training Center of the Coastal Bend is located on a 30-acre campus located at 7433 Leopard Street in Corpus Christi, TX. Completely remodeled The new facilities include a welding lab with 30 additional welding booths and four classrooms, also included are classrooms and labs for electrical and instrumentation, and a large meeting/assembly room. The new buildings also feature 20-foot-wide covered outside instructional areas on each side of the buildings that provide additional training areas. The CTCCB facility now consists of over 72,000 square feet, doubling the capacity of the original facility.

 CTCCB is funded by man-hour contributions from local industry partners: Flint Hills Resources, Valero Refining Co., CITGO Refining & Chemicals Co. LP, LyondellBasell, REPCON, Inc., Brand Energy and, Chemours Corpus Christi. (Previously DuPont) Contributions from these industrial partners enable the CTCCB to keep the tuition and fees low to allow more students access to craft training. CTCCB is dedicated to providing its students a quality education at an affordable cost. CTCCB’s goal is to give students a chance to learn a craft and become a member of a skilled workforce.

Location: 7433 Leopard St.
Corpus Christi, Texas 78409

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Phone: (361)289-1636

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