The Texas City Economic Development Corporation is here to help you find the resources you need to ensure you have the workforce you need to be successful, from small businesses to large industries.

Texas City ISD Industrial Trade Center

The Industrial Trades Center is a program that supports students not only from Texas City ISD but all students in Galveston County. The program began in January of 2017 with approximately 200 students and has quickly doubled in size. Students can receive training and certifications in the following trades:

  • Maritime
  • Construction Trades
  • Welding
  • Pipefitting
  • Instrumentation and Electrical
  • Machining

In addition, students receive soft skills that include professional presentations, team communication, time management, and project management. The facility boasts heavy equipment simulators for all students and trainees to utilize for certifications.

College of the Mainland

College of the Mainland (COM) was founded in 1966, with a district that encompasses 237 square miles and five municipalities in Galveston County. Since its inception, College of the Mainland has resided in Texas City, complete with a 120 acre campus. COM graduates with technical degrees earn the highest starting salaries of any new university or college graduate in the state at $73,509. COM offers programs that encompass: accounting, computer science, criminal justice, marketing, nursing, process technology, and welding.

Texas City ISD Industrial Trade Center
College of Mainland building