Brazosport College, Dow Chemical Co. partner for $1.6 million grant

Brazosport College, Dow Chemical Co. partner for $1.6 million grant

Fri Nov 6, 2015

From left, Andres Alcantar, Texas Workforce Commission Chairman and Commissioner Representing the Public; Daniel Womack, Director of Governmental Affairs, Southwest Region, Dow Chemical Company; and Anne Bartlett, Brazosport College Vice President, Industry & Community Resources.

 
Brazosport College recently partnered with Brazosport College to provide job-training for 763 new and incumbent workers using a $1,657,762 Skills Development Fund grant from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).
 
The grant will benefit workers in the Workforce Solutions Gulf Coast area.
 
TWC Chairman Andres Alcantar presented a check to representatives from Brazosport College and Dow Chemical Co. on Nov. 5 during a ceremony at the BASF Center for Process Technology on the Brazosport College campus.
 
This grant will be used to provide customized training to 763 new and incumbent workers for industry-related topics with focused instruction on industrial IT programming, control theory, electricity, chemical engineering, process technology, environmental and safety training. Trainees will include process, mechanical, electrical engineers, analyzer, process control and instrument technicians, scientists and operators.
 
Upon completion of training, the workers will receive an average wage of $36.31.
 
Brazosp
ort College contact: Marketing and Communications Director Kyle Smith, 979-230-3489 orkyle.smith@brazosport.edu.