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Short-term Training Through TWC Grant Aiding Hurricane Recovery With First Course Beginning Dec. 12

Article by: Mike Bratten

Coastal Bend residents can soon help the hurricane recovery effort and gain in-demand job skills at the same time thanks to a $40,500 Hurricane Harvey Relief Initiative Grant awarded to Del Mar College (DMC) by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

The TWC asked the College to come up with short-term training in the construction and cleanup fields so people can get hired in recovery-related jobs. We’re partnering with Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend to make this training possible.
Mary Afuso, DMC Director of Corporate Services

Registration is underway for the prerequisite course, OSHA 30 Construction, a 30-hour safety course sanctioned by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration that runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 12 to 15 at DMC’s West Campus.

To register, call DMC’s Continuing Education and Off-Campus Programs at (361) 698-2122.

Completion of OSHA 30 allows students to enroll in the next training course, Mold Remediation, Restoration and Disposal Techniques, which meets Jan. 8 to 13, 2018.

Future courses include Carpentry and Framing, Drywall Installation and Interior Finishes and Flooring and Maintenance, Afuso said.

This is an opportunity for people to get training for these immediate jobs for disaster relief and also skills that will translate to long-term employment. We appreciate the partnership with Del Mar College in helping to recover, re-employ and rebuild our communities.
Ken Treviño, President and Chief Executive Officer of Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend

While the courses are open to everyone, people who were directly impacted by Hurricane Harvey may qualify for free tuition. To inquire about qualification, contact Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend at (361) 882-7491 or

Those who complete the program may find long-term careers when the recovery effort is over.


About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.