On November 30, 2018, the Port Industries Technical Committee headed out to the Nueces Delta Preserve for our annual PICC Work Day! Dozens of PICC member volunteers took charge to trim brush and trees around the education area, Rincon Bayou and Nature trail. Volunteers also cleared an old dock, rerouted irrigation lines from rain water harvest systems to trees, installed solar powered irrigation pumps, constructed berms to slope slow water runoff, installed a new stump jump for the preschool visitors, and scattered seeds to establish new grass! Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers for your generous efforts to keep our natural spaces thriving.
Members of Port Industries Corpus Christi partnered with our friends and colleagues in education and workforce development to bring a jam-packed week of industry immersion! The Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend 2018 Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) Learn! Educator Externship Program allowed 70+ local educators to participate in a one-week externship in July, designed to allow this select group to make the connection between academic skills and the workplace.
Each year, PICC members host 15-25 educators for tours and presentations at different member facilities in conjunction with visits to the Refinery Terminal Fire Company facility, Del Mar College West campus, and more!
Interested in participating in the next Educator Externship Program? Contact Hope Rangel with the Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Ramirez, Corpus Christi Caller-Times
It’s one thing to say ship traffic at the Port of Corpus Christi is climbing while using reports and PowerPoint presentations.
Illustrating the challenges the nation’s fifth-largest port faces as energy companies shift to larger vessels could only be done from the water.
Officials from Port Industries of Corpus Christi did just that on Monday.
Representatives of Port Industries hosted a 4-hour boat tour of the La Quinta Channel and the Port’s Inner Harbor to show the high level of activity happening in the Coastal Bend.