Monthly Archive:: May 2016

Letter from the President

At Brazosport College, we are focused on student success initiatives that provide the tools for you to reach your personal goals. We’re proud of our outstanding faculty, staff and many community partners who make this possible. Whether

Opening the Door

Jumpstart program offers free training for industrial jobs For many people, two of the biggest obstacles to gaining entry into specialized industrial jobs are lack of education and no affordable job training. For those facing this dilemma,

News & Notes

Brazosport College, Dow Chemical Co. partner for $1.6 million grant Brazosport College recently partnered with Dow Chemical Co. to provide job-training for 763 new and incumbent workers using a $1,657,762 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas

Roads to Success

Brazosport College has paths to well-paying industry careers By Anne Bartlett, Vice President, Industry & Community Resources, Brazosport College  Business is booming in Brazosport as a result of the incredible financial investments our industry partners are making in

Beating the Heat

A/C technicians in hot demand on Texas Gulf Coast Hot temperatures are a way of life on the Texas Gulf Coast. As a result, skilled Heating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HART) technicians will always be needed. Whether

Student Success Story: Cindy Palmer

BC student following in mother’s footsteps Cindy Palmer is quick to work under the hood of a car or dig into a variety of mechanical or electrical repairs. She has the knowledge to do this because of

Expanding Careers: Local industrial growth to boost instrumentation jobs

In Brazoria County, there are around 20 petrochemical companies that employ more than 14,000 individuals, making it the largest industry in our county. In fact, the Texas Gulf Coast industries are some of the largest suppliers of

Student Success Story: Koti Wisner

Instrumentation student seeking career advancement Koti Wisner is not only seeking an instrumentation degree because he enjoys a challenge, he also envisions the many opportunities the degree will open up for him. “My understanding is that job

Jumpstart Student Feature: Sam Harkreader

A new craft provides a new start for Sweeny grad In his own words, Sam Harkreader was “young and living the good life.” Sam, a Sweeny High School graduate, was living in the Arlington area with his

Jumpstart Student Feature: Donald Dodds

Student goes above and beyond to attend Jumpstart class Donald Dodds has encountered many difficulties throughout his 37 years of life. He’s spent time in jail and has overcome serious problems with drugs. He’s also had more

Jumpstart Student Feature: Levi Patton

GED, workforce training both in reach through Jumpstart program Levi Patton wanted a career, but the odds were stacked against him. Actually, it’s never easy for someone like Levi, who dropped out of high school during his

Training a Skilled Workforce

Brazosport College focuses on state-of-the-art facilities If it’s been a few years since you’ve taken a stroll on the grounds of Brazosport College, the campus might not be instantly recognizable. Not only has the College grown in

Prepare at Brazosport College for a Great Career

Located on 156 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Lake Jackson, Texas, Brazosport College has served as the school of choice for students in southern Brazoria County since 1968. The broad range of courses and classes offered

Guide to Careers

For many people, deciding on a career can feel like taking a journey without either a map or a destination. Eventually, with some advice and direction, a little exploration, and maybe a dead end or two, you