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The Texas City ISD Industrial Trades Center (TCISD ITC) is a program that supports students across Galveston County as well as the industry workforce. Texas City ISD already has partnerships with area business and industry leaders to train students for skilled labor jobs. Industry and community representatives have worked very closely with Texas City ISD leaders to outline the programs in need and the partnerships required to bring this program to fruition.

The Industrial Trades Center opened in January 2017 with approximately 200 TCISD students with a plan to expand to 400 high school students from across Galveston County in August 2017. The facility will be made available to industry and community colleges for training in the evenings and on weekends. All students and adults who receive training at the ITC will be a part of the random drug testing program. In addition to learning a skilled trade and earning industry certifications, TCISD ITC students will master workforce soft skills such as how to get along with others, communicate effectively, and make professional presentations. Students will also receive an introduction in effective employee management strategies to help prepare them to become successful supervisors in the future. Partnerships with local business, industry and community colleges will enable internships, articulation agreements, continuing education and dual credit. The TCISD ITC offers training in the following trades along with certifications as noted below:

    • Maritime (Certified Logistics Technician)
    • Construction Trades (OSHA, NCCER Core, NCCER Carpentry I, NCCER Carpentry II)
    • Welding (NCCER Core, AWS D1.1, D9.1)
    • Pipefitting (NCCER Core, NCCER Pipefitting I)
    • Instrumentation and Electrical (NCCER Core, NCCER Electrical I, NCCER Instrumentation I)

All Students in the programs will have an opportunity to receive certifications on heavy equipment simulators including mobile crane, excavator, bull dozer, and fork lift.

Alexis Kopp
Director of Career and Technology Education | 409-916-0025

Carling Caldwell
Coordinator of Career and Technical Education | 409-916-0025

Jaime Louviere
Workforce Liaison | 409-916-0025

Dawn Tholcken
CTE Secretary | 409-916-0025