BC teams up with area colleges for job training initiative

BC teams up with area colleges for job training initiative

Mon Jun 24, 2013

Brazosport College is teaming up with ExxonMobil and Houston-area community colleges in an effort to expand recruiting and training of  area residents for the local chemical manufacturing industry.

The $500,000 workforce training program is being funded by ExxonMobil and is expected to benefit 50,000 students and educators over the next five years. The initiative builds on the Lee College ExxonMobil Process Technology Program.

Funds will be used to train students seeking certification or completion of degree programs for instrumentation, electrical, machinist/millwright, welding, pipefitting and other skills and competencies needed by the chemical industry.

Also participating in the training program are Houston Community College, Lone Star College, San Jacinto Junior College, Alvin Community College, Wharton County Junior College, Galveston College and College of the Mainland.

For more information, visit www.HoustonNaturalGas.com.