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Thirty-five students accepted into inaugural Catalyst program

Thirty-five students accepted into inaugural Catalyst program

Wed May 15, 2019

Angleton Catalyst

Angleton High School Catalyst students include, front from left, Fernando Perez, Estefani Hernandez, Sean Reyes, Cameron Oler; back, Jordan Spears, Tyler Golden, Brent Jones and Mateo Tobias.

Brazosport Catalyst

Brazosport High School Catalyst students include, front from left, Noah Garcia, Traymon Dixon, Osvaldo Hernandez, Bronson Kozak; back, Fabian Arredondo, Juan Calvillo, Eduardo Castaneda, Abel Oliva and Adrian Moreno. Not pictured is Chase Cunitz.

Brazoswood Catalyst

Brazoswood High School Catalyst students include, front from left, Gannon Blank, Cesar Colon, Keaton Fry, Noah Montgomery; back, Christopher Albair, Jose Ortiz, Fernando San Miguel and Christopher Watson.

Columbia Catalyst

Columbia High School Catalyst students include, from left, Samuel Gant, Nathan Davidson, Jacob Carr, Jacob Watson, Hayleigh Dike and Logan Sullivan.

Sweeny Catalyst

Sweeny High School Catalyst students include, from left, Seth Dilley, Zachery Peterson and Colby Small.

Thirty-five local high school students were recently accepted into the new Catalyst program, which is a collaborative effort between Brazosport College and four local school districts — Angleton ISD, Brazosport ISD, Columbia-Brazoria ISD and Sweeny ISD.

The innovative program will guide high school students toward high-skill, high-wage jobs in high-demand fields, while helping fill some of the local demand for skilled workers, such as process operators and instrumentation technicians.

The Catalyst program will allow students to take a structured path toward the completion of an associate degree in Process Operations or Instrumentation Technology within one year of high school graduation or an applied baccalaureate degree in Industrial Management within three years of high school graduation.

The names of the 35 students accepted into the program were officially announced during signing events at their individual high schools during the week of May 6-10.

The first class has 22 students working toward a degree in Process Operations and 13 studying for Instrumentation Technology.

Students accepted into the Catalyst program are:

Angleton High School: Tyler Golden, Estefani Hernandez, Brent Jones, Cameron Oler, Fernando Perez, Sean Reyes, Mateo Tobias and Jordan Spears.

Brazosport High School: Juan Calvillo, Eduardo Castaneda, Traymon Dixon, Osvaldo Hernandez, Bronson Kozak, Abel Oliva, Fabian Arredondo, Chase Cunitz, Noah Garcia and Adrian Moreno.

Brazoswood High School: Gannon Blank, Keaton Fry, Noah Montgomery, Jose Ortiz, Christopher Watson, Christopher Albair, Cesar Colon and Fernando San Miguel.

Columbia High School: Jacob Carr, Nathan Davidson, Hayleigh Dike, Samuel Gant, Logan Sullivan and Jacob Watson.

Sweeny High School: Seth Dilley, Zachery Peterson and Colby Small.

To learn more about the Catalyst program, visit www.brazosport.edu/catalyst or call 979-230-3217.