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.
The survey was designed to measure the opinions of residents in Nueces, San Patricio and Kleberg Counties on issues associated with the community, the environment, the economy, and local industry.
Interviews were conducted by telephone September 30 – October 10, 2018. Interviews were completed with 1,173 adult residents (18 or older) within the study area.Results Executive Summary
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 email@example.com.
(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) – The Port Industries of Corpus Christi (PICC), an alliance of 16-member companies operating in the Coastal Bend, is proud to announce that it will be supporting GROW Local South Texas with a gift of $100,000 to aid the organization in continuing to develop and provide the area with fresh, locally sourced food. The donation will be paid out over a three year period.
“We’ve watched the work GROW Local STX is doing and wanted to provide the organization with additional support so that it can continue to provide the many valuable services and learning opportunities that it does for our community,” said Bob Paulison, executive director of Port Industries.
“This gift allows GROW Local STX to concentrate on the programs required to GROW the local food system and shore up its operational budget. It’s a fantastic example of corporate responsibility and commitment to creating a healthier place for everyone in South Texas,” said Aislynn Campbell, executive director for GROW Local STX. “Thank you Port Industries and its member companies for leading the charge to make a strong local food system a reality.”
This is the second time PICC member companies have provided support for GROW Local STX. The alliance, through its Coastal Bend Diabetes Initiative, provided to organization with approximately $51,000 in 2015.
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.