Women meet to discuss education and careers in petrochemical

03.07.2017 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur

PASADENA, Texas – The nine Texas Gulf Coast colleges with the Community College Petrochemical Initiative (CCPI) recently held an event to help high school and college students connect with the petrochemical industry.

The Women in Industry 2017 conference featured a day filled with panel speakers on the careers available, what to expect with a career in petrochemical and how to balance work and personal obligations; breakout sessions; lunch and door prizes. Representatives from the colleges provided information on workforce training programs developed just for the petrochemical industry and included San Jacinto College, Alvin Community College Brazosport College, College of the Mainland, Galveston College, Houston Community College, Lee College, Lone Start College and Wharton County Junior College. Speakers represented ExxonMobil, Chevron Phillips, Jacobs, Noltex, INEOS, and Lyondell and other employers.

The Women in Industry 2017 conference took place at South Shore Harbour Resort in League City, Texas. Pictured is a panel of speakers from the petrochemical industry. For more information on the Community College Petrochemical Initiative, visit energizehouston.org.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 finalist and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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