If one word could describe Houston, it would be 'diverse'. It's people are as diverse as it's workplace. Houston is known around the country as Space City because NASA's home is in a suburb of Houston. But Houston is or has been home to various industry-leading organizations including Exxon, Compaq/HP, TI, Continental Airlines (before the United merger). Houston is best known as an oil town. Many oil industry companies enjoy Houston's proximity to fertile oil drilling areas of Texas as well as in the Gulf of Mexico. An area of Interstate 10 on the East side of Houston is know as the Energy Corridor, home to many oil drilling and services companies.
With the diversity of Houston businesses comes diverse training needs. Management training in Houston has always been a popular seminar topic. The world renowned Medical Center drives health care course attendance, and the industrial sector requires HVAC, Boiler, NEC and electrical safety training. Houston is a great place to find and attend training.
Houston is also home to a diverse population. There is a large hispanic population, which is common for Texas. Houston boasts a sizeable and popular Chinatown, Little Saigon, and an area of town populated with hundreds of Indian and Pakistani shopping centers. Of course, this diversity lends to a wonderful array of restaurants of every kind to choose from.
Training may also be found in towns surrounding Houston, including The Woodlands, Sugar Land, and Conroe.
For entertainment, Houston has professional basketball, baseball, football and soccer teams. The Galleria Area is jam packed with trendy restaurants and night spots, the Galleria Mall, and many hotels. Many of the training courses held in Houston will be in this popular area. The Galleria area is home to several training providers including Baker Communications and C-Trek.