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Our Vision: A stronger, more resilient Houston where every citizen possesses the knowledge to prepare for, recover from, adapt to, manage in multiple hazards including major flood events, fires, spills and leaks, pandemics, and freezes; where every business can be future proofed from potential disaster scenarios across residential, commercial, industrial, and public facilities.

Through our One College-One Community approach, HCC will leverage all Centers of Excellence facilities and operating footprint across every neighborhood to strengthen localized disaster preparedness and recovery.

HCC has launched a first-in-the Nation “Resiliency Center of Excellence”  to connect residents, employers, civic-community organizations, neighborhoods, small businesses with fast-tracked education and certification to reduce loss of life and well-being, and increase economic stability through risk mitigation.

HCC’s Resiliency Center of Excellence is about skill mastery in vital programs such as Public Safety and Rescue, Disaster Case Management, Enhanced Facility and Infrastructure Construction, Medical Triage, Data Science-Internet of Things-Drones, Debris Removal-Reuse, and customized employer content to address persistent challenges from weather-, health-, and man-made perils.

Interdisciplinary, cross-functional team building, communications, project management, regulatory compliance, and scenario-simulation training are underpinnings of our Inaugural Resilience Curricula.

In addition, we offer our baseline program of Resilience 101 for businesses, employers, and community organizations, as well as Community Emergency Response Team Training for individuals, families, and neighborhoods.

And at the core of the Resilience Center of Excellence is the Resiliency Operations Center (ROC). This one-of-a-kind complex - to be built on the HCC Northeast Campus - is where 3,000 to 4,000 local, regional, and national first responders a year will safely train in controlled but authentic field and virtual simulations of high and swift water rescues. The ROC will also provide training for High-Line (power, electrical) and Petrochemical workforce impacted by repeated disasters to our critical infrastructure.

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Jennifer Holmes

Office of Corporate Training