• Mr. Speaker, Texas A &M University has recently announced the new Texas A &M -Chevron Engineering Academies at two year colleges across Texas , including Houston Community College . This allows more students to receive a high quality engineering degree. The Texas Workforce Commission projects that by 2022 the state of Texas will need 62,000 more engineers, and this program is one of the ways Texas is going to get there.
  • In this program, students can complete their first two years of core classes at HCC and be granted full emission into Texas A &M to complete their major specific classes. Students will be able to learn in smaller environments for a fraction of the price. It combines the best from both schools, the atmospheres and learning setting. HCC already offers a wide variety of engineering majors, and now with A &Ms majors available to them, the possibilities for these students are endless.
  • Texas A &M is one of the top engineering programs not only in the state of Texas , not only in the country, but the world. Much like the 19th century British empire, the sun never sets in Aggieland, for they have campuses set all over the world.
  • Houston Community College has 60,000 students annually and serves Houston as one of the top schools to earn a degree from. This partnership is ensuring that more students have access to a top engineering education and the connections they make through this will benefit not only them, but our future economy and industrial developments throughout the world.
  • And that's just the way it is.