7/19/2012 12:00 AM
SAN ANTONIO —Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) and the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) are two members of the Texas A&M University System teaming up to bring world-class professional training opportunities to South San Antonio. The Texas A&M-San Antonio Brooks City-Base Campus is hosting two programs this summer aimed at private industry and government agencies.
The first training opportunity is a “Safety Rodeo” running from July 23-26, 2012. As the Region VI OSHA Southwest Education Center, TEEX is a recognized leader in championing worker safety. During the event, several entry-level courses will be offered for the student to study and acquire basic safety and health knowledge for general industry and the construction industry, including one course with an emphasis on the oil and gas industry and one taught in Spanish.
The “Water Expo” will be held from July 31-Aug. 2, 2012, to provide training for water and wastewater operators and managers who work for municipalities and industry across Texas. The program offers five classes approved for TCEQ credit, with topics ranging from basic water works operations to wastewater treatment and water utilities management.
The Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), a member of The Texas A&M University System, is one of the largest workforce training providers in the country. World renowned for its hands-on, customized training, TEEX offers a wide range of technical and skills training programs aimed at employed workers and those entering the labor force. During its fiscal year 2011, TEEX provided training and technical assistance to more than 180,450 people from all 50 states, five U.S. territories, the District of Columbia and 73 countries.
About Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Texas A&M University-San Antonio is the fastest growing university in the distinguished Texas A&M University System for the second year in a row, and currently enrolls over 3,600 students. Now occupying the first building on the grounds of its new Main Campus, the military-embracing university will break ground on two more buildings in 2012. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are available for the lowest university tuition in San Antonio for in-demand fields such as teacher preparation, business, information technology and cyber security. Established in 2009 to fill an educational need in the city’s historically underserved South Side, Texas A&M-San Antonio’s mission is to prepare and empower students to be innovative and contributing members of a global society.