Newsletter July #1 2021
BUSINESS NEWS
The Galveston County
Community Job Fair
Thursday, July 15th, 2021, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Charles T. Doyle Convention Center
2010 5th Ave N, Texas City, TX 77590
Texas Economic Snapshot: May 2021
Unemployment Rate: 6.5% 
Workforce: 14 million 
Leisure & Hospitality: 14,200 jobs added 
Professional & Business Services: 13,800 jobs added 
Manufacturing: 3,200 jobs added
House Bill 3348 Allows College of the Mainland to Expand Baccalaureate Degree Programs
 
(Texas City, Texas) — Gov. Greg Abbott signed House Bill 3348 into law on June 16 which permits public community colleges to offer up to five baccalaureate degree programs at any time. The landmark bill will allow College of the Mainland (COM) to further its student reach and continue its current path of responding to growing industry needs by offering new degrees and academic programs.
 
“College of the Mainland appreciates the state legislature’s support of our continued growth as we work to expand our offerings,” said Dr. Jerry Fliger, COM Vice President for Instruction.  “This is a monumental opportunity for COM to build an even stronger foundation for student success.”
 
Offering convenient and flexible learning pipelines tailored to meet the diverse needs of students, the community college route has become increasingly popular for students seeking a more affordable alternative to a traditional four-year university.
 
The bill will allow COM to increase ongoing efforts to expand bachelor’s degree program options as the college awaits approval on its first bachelor’s degree in nursing from its regional accreditation agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
 
With the passage of the bill, COM leadership will continue working to identify more baccalaureate programs. “We are actively engaged with community and industry leaders to assess the opportunities for further expansion of our baccalaureate programs,” Fliger said.

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Chamber Luncheon
Join us at Marais for the May Chamber Luncheon.

Topic: Post Covid Employment Trends (open forum)

JULY 22 @11:30am
Marais
2015 FM 517 Rd E, Dickinson, TX 77539
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DICKINSON EVENTS
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Keep Dickinson Beautiful’s latest project was landscaping the Bayou Animal Services Shelter on Deats Road. Thankfully, 10 students and staff, from Dickinson High School’s “Higher Up 2” program, volunteered to help four KDB Board members plant over 100 plants in the beds surrounding the facility on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Plants were a variety of native and other hardy species, including Texas Lilac, African Iris, Texas Sage, Loropetalum, Katie Ruella and 12 crepe myrtle trees. “We couldn’t have completed this project without the help of “Higher Up 2”, a truly amazing group of young adults” stated KDB Executive Director, Julie Masters. Students and staff with the DHS Higher Up program also partner with KDB on our Adopt-a-Street program as well as other cleanup and beautification projects. “They are truly an excellent example of what it means to ‘give back to your community’’ continued Masters, “the Shelter looks amazing and finally complete”. KDB also donated a doggy “poop bag station” to the Shelter which will hopefully entice pet owners to pick up their pet waste before it is washed into Dickinson Bayou via stormwater runoff.  
Dickinson Art Guild

Come join us!

We meet monthly on the first Tuesday at 6:45pm at the railroad depot.
•Learn about new art projects
•Meet with artists that explore many types of mediums.

•In our July meeting, we learned about giclees. Deb Deats updated us on the blue heron project.

Come learn, share your art and have fun!
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