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ExxonMobil to fund chemical sector job training program
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Jun '13
ExxonMobil will fund a $500,000 workforce training program to enable Houston’s leading community colleges to prepare thousands of local residents for high-paying jobs in the growing local chemical manufacturing industry.

The initiative will build on the success of the nationally recognized Lee College ExxonMobil Process Technology Program and will benefit 50,000 students and educators over the next five years. ExxonMobil has contributed more than $2.6 million over the last 10 years to manufacturing workforce training initiatives across the U.S. Gulf Coast area, impacting more than 15,000 students.

Lee College will work with Houston Community College, Lone Star College, San Jacinto Junior College, Alvin Community College, Wharton County Junior College, Brazosport College, Galveston College and College of the Mainland 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. There are also future plans to include area high schools in the program, which will provide training that aligns with skills and competencies defined by industry, as well as nationally recognized certification programs.

“The chemical industry supports 73,000 high-paying Texas manufacturing jobs and will add more under announced expansion plans by industry, including ExxonMobil,” said Steve Pryor, president, ExxonMobil Chemical Company. “Our industry has made Texas the top chemical producing state in the nation, driven in large part by abundant and affordable supplies of natural gas for energy and feedstock. We contribute to a strong economy for Houston and the state.”

ExxonMobil is awaiting construction permits to progress plans for a world-class petrochemical expansion in Baytown, Texas. The multi-billion dollar project would include a new ethane cracker and premium product facilities at ExxonMobil’s integrated complex and capitalize on abundant supplies of American natural gas.

If developed, the project is estimated to create about 10,000 construction jobs and 350 permanent jobs would be added to the company’s workforce of more than 6,000 in the Baytown area. The estimated multiplier effect would create another 3,800 jobs in the local community.

At an announcement today at the Greater Houston Partnership, state Sen. Rodney Ellis said the proposed petrochemical expansions will require highly skilled workers.

“The jobs that will become available in our area over the next decade represent a life-changing opportunity for many in our community,” said Ellis. “With the average annual salary in the Texas chemical industry at $86,000, this landmark partnership among our schools, business community and ExxonMobil can help make the dream of economic independence come true for a lot of families.”

“This is great news for workers who will be retrained or want to enter the chemical manufacturing industry in the next few years," said Bob Harvey, president and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership. “The ExxonMobil program is a great example of what can be accomplished when employers and educators work together.”

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