Training

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Launches Mental Health Program for Texas First Responders

Wellness and Counseling Program focused on first responder mental health established with $497,066 in Federal support secured by Congressman Troy Nehls COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) recently launched a program to support vital mental health programs for Texas first responders. The federal grant of $497,066 was championed by U.S….

Texas A&M Facility to Enhance Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

TEEX provides training to RGV residents, preparing them for careers in the area BROWNSVILLE –Governor Greg Abbott today joined leaders from the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) and The Texas A&M University System at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 30,000-square-foot South Texas Workforce Development Project advanced manufacturing training facility near the Port of Brownsville. The…

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Awarded Prestigious Hazardous Materials Training Grants 

More than half a million dollars in hazmat grants will go to train responders around the U.S.  COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – For the eighth consecutive year, the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) was awarded a Hazardous Materials Instructor Training (HMIT) Grant of $376,961 funded by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) under…

TEEX’s National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center Celebrates 25 Years, Surpasses One Million Participants Trained

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – In its 25th anniversary year, the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (NERRTC) has reached a significant milestone – more than one million participants have been trained in homeland security preparedness for incidents involving weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, cyberattacks, and other all-hazards disasters….

TEEX Trains Florida’s Statewide Urban Search and Rescue Teams to Test Emergency Response

More than 300 Florida Search and Rescue Professionals Trained to Rapidly Deploy The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) conducted an Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Operational Readiness Exercise in August for Florida’s statewide USAR teams to perform a real-world exercise with no advanced notice to the participants. The significance of this exercise was that…

Registration opens for the 2024 Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Leadership Development Symposium

Leadership development event offers networking opportunities and education for emergency response professionals around Texas. COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) has announced that registration is open for the 2024 Leadership Development Symposium. The event will be held from January 8 to 10 of next year at the Embassy Suites Hotel and…

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Establishes Mental Health Awareness Training for Employees and First Responders

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – In May of 2022, the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) hired Alisa McDonald to serve as Wellness and Resiliency Program director. TEEX trains law enforcement personnel, firefighters, paramedics and search and rescue experts around the world, emphasizing physical safety, mental wellness and psychological safety for the duration of a first…

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service Releases Online Semiconductor Workforce Training Course

Recently, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the Texas CHIPS Act, a piece of legislation that will encourage semiconductor-related companies to expand in Texas, maintaining the state’s position as the nation’s leader in semiconductor manufacturing. Semiconductors, or microchips, are an essential component of electronic devices, including computers, printers, cars and mobile phones. As society increasingly relies…

TEEX Hosts Ribbon-Cutting Event for Les W. Bunte Jr. Administration and Classroom Complex

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – On Thursday, July 6, more than 300 people came to Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station as Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) celebrated the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Les W. Bunte Jr. Administration and Classroom Complex. The first level of the 38,692-square-foot building houses an…

TEEX Trains Community Members to Prepare for Disasters

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – When friends invited Gigi Kenna to attend a course called “When Disaster Strikes: Prepare, Act, Survive,” she didn’t know what to expect. However, since hurricanes, floods and other disasters regularly impact her coastal city of Calabash, North Carolina, she figured it couldn’t hurt to be prepared for disaster. In the day-and-a-half…