Houston, Texas – San Jacinto College announced at its Monday, Feb. 5 Board of Trustees meeting the approved recommendation that the Central Campus Welcome Center project be enrolled in the Construction Career Collaborative (C3) initiative.
C3 is a non-profit collaboration of owners, contractors, specialty contractors, industry associations and design professions with the mission of developing a safe, skilled and sustainable craft workforce in commercial construction for the Houston region.
“San Jacinto College is proud to be the first C3 partner in higher education,” said Bryan Jones, San Jacinto College associate vice chancellor, facilities services. “In line with the College values of excellence and accountability, C3 is an organization that demands quality in the area of construction. We expect to see better buildings, better value, and most importantly, safe projects.”
Other Houston area C3 certified projects include Texas Children’s Hospital pediatric tower E expansion, Ronald McDonald House of Houston, Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center expansion, Museum of Fine Arts – Houston expansion and more.
According to Chuck Gremillion, executive director of C3, “the participation of the College in the C3 program demonstrates that San Jacinto College is a leader in the development of a high-quality skilled trades workforce and is dedicated to applying the C3 principles to their projects.”
The Central Campus Welcome Center is a $22 million, 52,040 square-foot project designed by Page. The project will be built by Tellepsen Builders, a C3 accredited contractor. It is part of the $425 million bond referendum approved by voters in the District in November 2015. As a C3 project, all construction workers on the project will be employees, not independent subcontractors, who will receive hourly pay with overtime and worker’s compensation insurance coverage. Additionally, the workforce will be required to have Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety credentials and will be provided with on-going safety and craft training.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students each year benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers eight areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to four-year colleges or universities or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.