San Jacinto College hosts Omani Delegation

Oct 31, 2019Melissa Trevizo

San Jacinto College recently hosted a group from the Sultanate of Oman to tour its Maritime Technology and Training Center on the Maritime Campus to learn how the College educates workers in the maritime industry.

The 10-person delegation from the Omani Ministry of Transport and Communication was invited under the auspices of the Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program and through Global Austin. They were addressed by San Jacinto College's Dr. Allatia Harris, vice chancellor of strategic initiatives, regarding the College's background and workforce training.

"We were honored to host the delegation from Oman at our Maritime Campus," Harris said. "It is important to San Jacinto College to serve as an ambassador for workforce education."

The delegation toured the 45,000-square-foot facility, including three full mission ship bridge simulators, 15 classrooms, dining area, and engineering simulators.

To learn more about the San Jacinto College Maritime Campus, visit

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Surrounded by monuments of history, industries, and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor's and Moody's. San Jacinto College is a 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 institution, a 2017 Aspen Prize Rising Star Award recipient, and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers eight areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College's impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs.

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