New Grant News: Leaders across the College are doing great things!

US Department of Education – Carl Perkins Career and Technical Ed. Grant.  This program funds equipment and activity related to career and technical education at all three campuses to enhance and expand technical preparation programs. – Total Program $704,592; leaders are Kerry Mix, North; Jeffrey Parks, Central; Kevin Morris, South.

US Department of Health and Human Services  – Texas School Ready.  The grant is a school readiness certification program that certifies early education programs that effectively prepare children for kindergarten.  – Total Project – $61,753 – Leader – Deborah Simpson-Smith.

National Science Foundation in partnership with Tidewater Community College Summer Maritime & Transportation Grant.  The purpose is to increase knowledge of maritime and transportation careers and the career pathways.  Also to identify, develop, and expand those career pathways. $57,661 – Dr. Sarah Janes, Leader

National Endowment for the Arts –Art Education in the Community.  The grant partially funds the annual Flamenco Festival.  The festival  includes pre-performance lectures, a live performance, and other humanities elements which will instruct and expand on the history and culture of Flamenco. $10,000, Jeremy Garcia & Irma Laucirica, Leaders

Texas Workforce Commission  –Texas Fast Start Program.  College of the Mainland will lead a consortium, which also includes Houston Community College and San Jacinto Community College District (SJCCD), to develop three Fast Start certificate programs – one at each college.  These programs are competency-based, rapid-deployment programs focusing on the current or future workforce needs.  Total Project – $113,332 – Alison Brisco, Leader

Texas Workforce Commission  –Petrochemical Veterans Initiative.  The program will train entry level Pipefitters and Electricians.  This project will increase the number of those qualified to fill the projected job openings in the construction industry as reported by the petrochemical industry.  Total Project –   $55,000 – Nancy Martin, Leader