Press Release 2/27/2018
Houston, TX – The Construction Career Collaborative (C3) was notified today that the San Jacinto College District Board of Trustees, at its February 5, 2018 meeting, approved a recommendation that the upcoming Central Campus Welcome Center will be a C3 certified project.
“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.”
According to Chuck Gremillion, Executive Director of C3, “The participation of the District 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 the first C3 certified project in the San Jacinto College District. The $22 million, 52,040 square-foot project designed by Page, will be built by Tellepsen Builders, a C3 accredited contractor. 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 OSHA safety credentials and will be provided with on-going safety and craft training.
C3 is a non-profit collaboration of owners, contractors, specialty contractors, industry associations and the design professions with the mission of developing a safe, skilled and sustainable craft workforce in commercial construction for the Houston region.
The San Jacinto College District serves a diverse enrollment of 30,000 students in East Harris County.
Brandon Choates, safety coordinator for Tellepsen and Mike Harris, director of construction services for San Jacinto College, review plans for the College's Central Campus Welcome Center project. This is San Jacinto College's first construction project enrolled in the Construction Career Collaborative (C3) initiative. Photo credit: Melissa Trevizo, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.