, one of the largest and most complex systems of higher education in the United States. Through a statewide network of 11 university campuses, seven state agencies and a comprehensive health science center, the A&M System educates more than 120,000 students, conducts more than $772 million in research and reaches another 22 million people through service and outreach programs each year.
Whether throughout Texas or across the globe, TEEX can be counted on for excellent training and technical expertise of its nearly 1,000 employees, many of whom are the top experts in their respective fields. Through contracts and agreements with governments and overseas companies, TEEX provides its unique, specialized training and technical assistance to workers worldwide, ranging from the smallest volunteer fire departments in Texas to some of the largest companies in the world.
With roots that can be traced back more than 80 years, TEEX’s goals include protecting people and the environment, building a safe, modern infrastructure, providing technical training and promoting economic development. The agency’s ongoing efforts have resulted in cleaner drinking water, better roads and infrastructure, safer workplaces and improved public safety and security through the training of law enforcement officers, firefighters and search and rescue personnel.
Also home to the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center
since 1998, TEEX has been at the forefront of preparing the emergency response community to prepare for, respond to, manage and recover from large-scale terrorist incidents, natural disasters and public health emergencies. TEEX also led the initiative to form Texas Task Force 1
, which is both a state and national urban search and rescue team. TEEX also oversees Texas' swift-water rescue program and coordinates the Texas Public Works Response Team.Mission
The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service develops a skilled and trained workforce that enhances public safety, security, and economic growth of the state and the nation through training, technical assistance, and emergency response.Vision
The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service will be recognized as a service oriented agency that improves the lives of people by helping them provide safe communities and economic opportunity.Additional Information
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