Workforce Training

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.

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 & amp; Chemicals Co. LP, Lyondell Basell, 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.

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