1st Commitment


1,500 Presentations | College2Career | In order to grow and sustain a college-going, career-attaining culture in the Permian Basin, Odessa College and community partners have committed to performing presentations to Ector county students, parents, and educators during the academic school year. This invaluable undertaking is evidence of our commitment to excellence and service to our community. Odessa College and community partners have endeavored to be active on multiple elementary, middle school, and high school campuses within Ector County Independent School District. Last year's commitment of 1,000 presentations was successfully surpassed at 1,353 presentations. The goal for the 2018-2019 school year has been set at 1,500 presentations. Thank you for your participation!

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Community Partners

  • Medical Center Health System
How can you be involved? A presentation can take many forms…
  • OC Invasion participant
  • Department demonstrator for groups visiting OC
  • Classroom guest speaker
  • School talent show judge
  • Booster Club member
  • And many more!

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Our Commitment

6 Commitments


Higher Education improves the lives of all Texans, and Odessa College is committed to doing MORE to improve the lives of families we serve. As such, we have committed to taking BOLD action that will INCREASE the college-going and college-completing rates in Ector County. These five commitments are aligned with State of Texas 60x30 goals, and together we will increase the degree attainment level in our region:

60x30 goals:

  • At least 60% of Texans ages 24-34 will have a certificate or degree
  • At least 550,000 students in 2030 will complete a certificate, associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree from a public college or university in Texas
  • All graduates from Texas colleges or universities will have completed a program with identified marketable skills
  • Undergraduate student loan debt will not exceed 60% of first-year wages for graduates of Texas public institutions The Correlation between Income & Degree
  • The bachelor degree rate in our region is 16%
  • Increasing the degree attainment rate is associated with an increase in income for the region
  • The median household income in our region is $59,337
  • Each percentage point improvement in bachelor degree rate increases the annual per capita income by $856

US Department of Commerce Bureau of Economics 60x30TX Education Strategic Plan for Texas – THECB CEO for Cities: Talent Dividend

Contact Us

Casey Sims | ECHS Liaison
Ginger Frazier | Academic Partnerships Specialist