Coastal Compass Education and Career Resource Center (Center) opened in La Palmera Mall in May 2013 to prepare residents with the education and skills necessary for Coastal Bend jobs and has served over 10,000 clients. As a comprehensive, one-stop resource Center, visitors receive free assistance with all types of education and career development programs.
Established by Citizens for Educational Excellence, the Center is a partnership organization and is supported by generous partners who provide funding, staffing, furniture, equipment, and staffing. We are also pleased to have the support of La Palmera Mall. With high visibility, accessibility, and more than 600,000 visitors each month, La Palmera Mall provides the ideal location to assist clients on a daily basis.
In addition to providing daily direct services at the Center, weekly evening and Saturday classes taught at the Center provide information about specialized career programs, postsecondary options, and ways to enhance workforce skills. The Center also offers English as a Second Language (ESL)/Phonics classes, and computer classes.
The Center represents a long-term investment in aggressively growing and preparing our community for the future. Coastal Compass Education and Career Resource Center enhances life in the Coastal Bend by helping individuals earn a good living, supporting employers who need skilled workers, and creating an economically strong community.
The Center is open Monday-Friday, 10:30am – 6:00pm, and