Host a Field Trip in Corpus Christi

Inspire the Future of our Workforce

At the Workforce Development Summit on April 13, we announced the launch of our signature workforce development initiative called PATH, Professions Across Tourism & Hospitality.  An integral part of this program is the partnership between Visit Corpus Christi and local school districts. We're scheduling in-class speakers and developing field trip opportunities to inspire and educate middle and high school students about careers in the tourism industry.

The Corpus Christi Independent School District (CCISD) has reached out on behalf of its teachers, planning the curriculum for the upcoming school year starting in August 2023. With 11 middle schools and 8 high schools offering college and career exploration courses, we're eager to start scheduling speakers and field trips for both semesters. In addition, each high school offers an introduction to culinary arts, and select campuses offer marketing and sales, entrepreneurship, digital communication, and graphic design courses, among others.

This is where you come in!

We're looking for tourism-related businesses like yours to host field trips and tourism professionals to speak about their careers in our exciting industry.

If you are interested in inspiring the next generation of tourism professionals, please reach out to me with the right team member at your business who will be coordinating these efforts. We will provide specific instructions on how to sign up directly with CCISD and support you throughout the process.

To assist you, Visit Corpus Christi has developed a turnkey presentation on careers in hospitality that we will share with all presenters. This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape the future of tourism in Corpus Christi.

If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Meredith Darden at

Thank you for your consideration. We're excited to partner with you on this significant initiative!


Meredith Darden

Meredith Darden, CDME, CTE Chief Operating Officer