Students explore apprenticeship, industry career options

Jul 26, 2022Courtney Morris

Strong training combined with hard work and determination can lead to endless career opportunities, students learned in a recent 12-week San Jacinto College program.

Port of Houston tour

Designed for students with disabilities from ages 14 to 22, Explore Apprenticeships 2.0 ran from March 26 to June 11. The program blended online and in-person learning with campus tours, degree/certificate program information sessions, career speakers, and more.

Students not only explored multiple career fields and apprenticeships through hands-on activities but also enjoyed field trips to places like NASA Johnson Space Center, Port of Houston, and Texas Carpenters and Millwrights Center.

Industries and career options covered included ...

  • Information Technology: Simulation and game design, level design, engine development, tool building, and multimedia programming
  • STEM: Environmental science, biotechnology, chemistry, health care, and petrochemical
  • Construction/Trades: HVAC, construction management, pipefitting, welding technology, and commercial/industrial planning
  • Transportation: Highway design, transportation of people and cargo, laws/regulations, and safety
  • Aerospace: Aerospace quality technician, mechatronics, and industrial automation technician
  • Maritime: Deckhands, unlimited tonnage masters, and more

"Explore Apprenticeships 2.0 was a great success for our students and community," said Dr. Janice Sullivan, dean of community engagement, continuing and professional development division. "This is a unique, high-quality instructional program that teaches students about educational paths, industry-recognized credentials, and career opportunities. Students also get a paid job experience. "

CPD offered the program in collaboration with Texas Workforce Commission Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

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