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Fluor, Brazosport College team up to help train welding students

Fluor, Brazosport College team up to help train welding students

Wed Apr 9, 2014
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Fluor recently presented Brazosport College with a $25,000 gift, with $2,000 going to two scholarships for Brazosport High School welding students working toward completing their welding certification at Brazosport College and $23,000 toward the construction of the college’s new welding center. Pictured are, from left, Rick Roy, Regional Director, Fluor E&C Construction;  Barbara Jones, Senior Manager, Fluor Community Relations and Public Affairs; Linda Harris, Fluor Human Resources; Jim Hanna, Group HR Executive, Fluor Construction Fabrication and Craft Services; Todd Novak, Project Manager, Fluor Construction; Dr. Millicent Valek, Brazosport College President; Ursula Wright, Fluor Human Resources and Torrence Robinson, Senior Director, Global Community Affairs and President, The Fluor Foundation.
 
 
Brazosport College recently partnered with Fluor to not only assist in the construction of the college’s new welding center, but also to help students working toward welding certifications.
 
Fluor presented Brazosport College with a $25,000 gift, with $2,000 going to two scholarships for Brazosport High School welding students working toward completing their welding certification at Brazosport College.
 
A total of $23,000 will go toward the college’s new welding center, which will be part of the school’s Crafts Academy.
 
“We are pleased to partner with Brazosport College in its efforts to increase institutional capacity to train certified welders for the construction industry,” said Torrence Robinson, Senior Director, Fluor Global Community Affairs and President, “Investing organizations that provide best-in-class student training is what’s required to prepare the next generation to not only find jobs, but to grow into careers.”
 
Fluor also will name one of the classrooms in the center.
 
“We appreciate the investment Fluor has made to Brazosport College,” said Serena Andrews, Brazosport College Vice President, College Advancement. “Through their support of the Brazosport College Foundation’s Craft Academy Project Capital Campaign, Flour’s gift will help in the construction of a new welding center on the college campus. Their gift also supports the scholarship program by helping students complete their welding certificates once they graduate from the Welding Program at Brazosport High School. These student success initiatives provide for the development of a skilled workforce in a high-demand career.”
 
To learn more about Brazosport College’s plans for its new welding center, call 979.230.3245.