San Jacinto College leading crosswalk project for apprenticeships

12.20.2017 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur

PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College is working on a crosswalk project that would allow for apprenticeships to translate into college course credits.

The College already offers apprenticeships with several employers, including Dow Chemical, with an approximate 80 percent success rate. Dr. Sarah Janes, associate vice chancellor for Continuing and Professional Development at San Jacinto College, recently held a workshop between industry representatives and educators to crosswalk registered apprenticeships in 10 areas to specific courses in the Texas Higher Education Workforce Education Curriculum Manual. A steering committee will present the crosswalks to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for approval in early 2018. 

Recently, San Jacinto College was presented with a proclamation from Gov. Greg Abbott in appreciation of National Apprenticeship Week.

About San Jacinto College 

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce. 

For more information about San Jacinto College call 281-998-6150, visit sanjac.edu or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

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