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  • Workforce Training Workforce Training

    Alvin Community College

    Workforce Training and Development

    Alvin Community College (ACC) is a local leader in workforce training and development. ACC provides career training in the following areas: Business & Marketing, Education, Health Care; Law; Manufacturing, Construction, & Logistics; STEM; and Tourism & Hospitality. Our programs are designed to meet industry needs and to get individuals into the workforce in as short of time as possible.

    For more information regarding career pathways, please click on the following link:

    San Jacinto College

    Workforce and Transfer Credit Programs

    A half-century of innovation, inclusion, and extraordinary growth mark the history of San Jacinto College. We've evolved from one location in urban Pasadena to four campuses and multiple extension centers serving the Greater Houston community. Today over 32,000 students discover their pathways at San Jacinto College. To support their success, we've invested nearly $400 million in the last decade to build first-class facilities and partnerships that inspire the next generation of leaders. San Jacinto College has again been named one of the nation’s top community colleges. As a Finalist with Distinction for The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, awarded every two years by The Aspen Institute, San Jacinto College has again landed among the best of the best out of more than 1,100 community colleges nationwide. Find your path with our eight areas of study with over 200 degrees and certificates in our comprehensive areas of study, you can get the training and tools needed to succeed in any career and pursue your dreams.


    Maritime Technology and Training Center

    Texas' First Associate Degree Maritime Transportation Program is located just outside of Houston, the San Jacinto College Maritime Program offers maritime training and deck-level coursework for all professional mariners. We cover everything from entry-level deckhands on an inland towboat to Unlimited Tonnage Masters on the world's largest ships. Our courses are United States Coast Guard (USCG) approved and Standards for Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) compliant.


    LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology (CPET)

    San Jacinto College has served as the training leader for the petrochemical, energy and technology workforce in the greater Houston area for more than 40 years. With four campuses located throughout East Harris County, the College serves as a training hub to the largest petrochemical manufacturing complex in the United States, and second largest in the world with 90 industries and 130 plants. The College plays a vital role in helping the region become the “Energy Capital of the World.”


    University of Houston - Clear Lake at Pearland

    University of Houston-Clear Lake at Pearland has been strengthening the educational landscape of the greater Pearland area since 2010. Located just off Pearland Parkway a few miles south of Beltway 8, UH-Clear Lake at Pearland offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in areas such as education, psychology and counseling. Undergraduates with more than 45 credit hours can complete their bachelor's degrees in eight programs, while graduate students can receive their master's degrees in six programs.

    Additionally, the Center for Workplace Consulting (CWC) in provides quality, inclusive business solutions through ethical, collaborative, evidence-based practices. The CWC is facilitated by the faculty and students in the University of Houston-Clear Lake Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology master's program. Our expert faculty consultants work closely together with student consultants to offer business solutions to improve organizational success. Student consultants within the CWC collaborate to create custom solutions meeting our clients' needs with strong statistical methods, adherence to ethical guidelines, and use of evidence-based practices. More information can be found at Center for Workplace Consulting | Centers and Initiatives | College of Human Sciences and Humanities | University of Houston-Clear Lake (uhcl.edu)

    With degree options that include business, behavioral science, education and the RN to BSN degree, UHCL at Pearland offers a great educational opportunity for those living in the growing Pearland area and adjoining communities, including students at other campuses. Since 2017, UHCL at Pearland has hosted Alvin Community College core classes, which are transferrable to UHCL. Beginning in Fall 2018, students in UHCL's Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership program have been able to take classes at UHCL at Pearland.

    For more information, go to UHCL at Pearland | University of Houston-Clear Lake

  • Continuing Education Continuing Education

    Alvin Community College

    Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) Division

    The Continuing Education and Workforce Development (CEWD) Division at Alvin Community College works with industry partners to design training courses to provide new skills, reskill, and/or upskill current or potential employees to meet specific industry needs. For more information on industry partnerships and new training development opportunities, please click on the following link:


    San Jacinto College

    Continuing and Professional Development

    Whether you’re preparing for a career or picking up a new hobby, the Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) division at San Jacinto College offers you a variety of noncredit courses for workforce training and lifelong learning.


    University of Houston - Clear Lake at Pearland

    UHCL at Pearland ’s Continuing Education is evolving!  Keep checking the website for information on exciting short term non-credit classes in the Drone Academy, biotechnology, and forensic nursing. Contact Ms. Lisa Gabriel, Executive Director of Continuing Education at gabriel@uhcl.edu.

  • Pearland Economic Development Corporation Pearland Economic Development Corporation

    Skills Development Fund

    The Skills Development Fund is an innovative program created to assist Texas public community and technical colleges in financing customized job training for their local businesses. The fund is administered by the Texas Workforce Commission. Grants are provided to help companies and labor unions form partnerships with local community colleges and technical schools to provide custom job training. Average training benefits are $1,000 per trainee. However, the benefit may vary depending on the proposal. The maximum award amount is $500,000. Click here for more information on the Skills Development Fund.

    PEDC staff will work with your company to draft the application for these training funds, and with State of Texas officials overseeing the evaluation and awarding of the funds. PEDC will also assist in maximizing existing training programs present in our region’s three primary community colleges: Alvin Community College, Houston Community College and San Jacinto Community College.


    BizConnect was established in 2003, with their primary goal to help businesses expand and create jobs in Pearland. Through the BizConnect program, you have access to a network of strong professionals willing to help you with any need your business may have. 

    The Business Retention and Expansion Team consists of representatives from the Pearland Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) and the Pearland Chamber of Commerce. Together, we work toward establishing relationships with business and industry by visiting and sharing available resources while addressing issues or needs businesses may have. 


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