Exxon invests $1.5M to train chemical workers, STEM teachersExxon invests $1.5M to train chemical workers, STEM teachershttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=71572013-06-12T15:08:00Z2013-06-07T00:00:00Z

HOUSTON, BAYTOWN - ExxonMobil is pursuing a multi-billion expansion of its chemical complex in Baytown, which will create 10,000 new construction jobs and 350 permanent jobs. However, the company needs some help finding workers to fill those slots.

The company will fund a $500,000 workforce training program in partnership with multiple Houston community colleges.

Exxon is looking to help train more science, technology, engineering and math teachers. The company has given a $1 million endowment to the University of Houston teachHOUSTON program, which trains secondary science and math teachers.

The chemical workforce program will target 50,000 students and educators in the next five years. Through the program, more students will have access to welding, machinist, instrumentation and other manufacturing certification and degree programs.

Exxon will work with Lee College as well as eight other community colleges, such as Lone Star College, Houston Community College, and San Jacinto Junior College.

The latest American Chemistry Council study shows there is $72 billion of planned investment in the United States between 2010 and 2020, with 78 percent of that going to the Gulf Coast.

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