Articles tagged with "PTEC"
COM PTEC Team Takes Third at National Competition
A Process Technology team from College of the Mainland placed third among teams from across the country in the North American Process Technology Alliance Troubleshooting Skills Competition held over the weekend.
Industry Representatives Visit Campus
Representatives from various Texas City industrial plants toured the Process Technology Department on June 11 and shared suggestions with College of the Mainland administrators on improving and expanding the college’s industrial careers.
PTEC Students Head to National Troubleshooting Skills Competition
Four Process Technology students from College of the Mainland will travel to Louisiana to compete in the North American Process Technology Alliance Troubleshooting Skills Competition on April 20 and 21.
How COM helps students get jobs
The first male in his family to graduate from high school, Curtis Ward, of Texas City, enrolled in COM’s Process Technology Program. Then he landed an internship at Marathon Petroleum Galveston Bay Refinery.
Date With Destiny Oct. 13
College of the Mainland and other Gulf Coast area community colleges will host Date with Destiny, a free one-day conference on Oct. 13 for women who strive to work in the petrochemical industry.
Grant gives petrochemical students fresh start
In today’s economy corporate changes can happen quickly, leaving longtime workers unemployed. A College of the Mainland grant is helping individuals train for in-demand jobs.
Apply for a petrochemical scholarship
The ExxonMobil Community College Petrochemical Initiative is accepting applications for scholarships to cover books and tuition.
Women in Industry Conference Feb. 19
Petrochemical refineries need to replace as much as 40 percent of current employees over the next decade—due to plant expansions and an aging workforce.
BP donates $15,000 for COM scholarships, equipment
A $15,000 donation from BP will assist College of the Mainland students through upgraded equipment and scholarships.
COM purchases new fire engine for training
College of the Mainland Fire Academy cadets train in the classroom, on the drill field and now, the college’s own fire engine.
COM fifth in nation for science technology grads
As industries expand on the Gulf Coast, COM is helping meet industry demand. The college graduated the fifth most students with science technologies/technicians degrees in 2014, according to a recently released Community College Week report.
Grant at COM covers tuition for re-careering adults
Individuals looking to re-career or re-enter the workforce can receive assistance in reaching their goals through a College of the Mainland grant covering tuition and career services.
COM student nabs national Shell Scholarship
Winning the Shell Scholarship, a national competition, Monique Jordan, of Hitchcock, is proud of the example she’s setting for her children.
Date with Destiny at COM to show women career options
As industry jobs expand in the Gulf Coast area, College of the Mainland and other community college partners will host a career forum for women called “Date With Destiny, Texas” Oct. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Double-Tree Hilton Hotel, Houston Hobby Airport
COM PTEC Program expands with new full-time instructor
A former Texas City firefighter and 26-year process operator veteran, Jonathan Leacroy will teach more classes as a full-time professor at College of the Mainland.
43 students receive scholarships to pursue petrochemical careers
With the Gulf Coast area petrochemical industry needing more than 50,000 new workers within the decade, nine community colleges have set out to find and train this next generation of skilled workers, enabled by a grant from the ExxonMobil Foundation.
Generations find success with COM PTEC program
For Hal Pollock, of Dickinson, and sons Michael and Richard, the College of the Mainland Process Technology is a family affair.
Couple who met in PTEC class to graduate together
For Rene Fuentes and Jonathan Rojas, a friendship forged over physics became more.
Rygaard COM's oldest grad at 85
Many students have walked the graduation aisle thanks to the dedication of College of the Mainland professor Pete Rygaard. On May 16, it’s Rygaard’s turn.
BP scholarship gives GED grad fresh start
Determined to earn his GED after a 25-year hiatus from school, David Rogers had two inspirations – his children Sarah, 5, and David, 7.
LyondellBasell funds new COM scholarships
An ardent supporter of industrial education, LyondellBasell recently donated $10,000 to College of the Mainland Foundation to fund scholarships for process technology and occupational safety students.
BP donates $15,000 for scholarships, supplies for COM students
Continuing its decades-long support of College of the Mainland and education, BP Texas City Chemicals donated $15,000 to College of the Mainland Foundation to help make an education financially possible for outstanding COM students.
Mock interviews with industry managers prepare COM students for workforce
“You’ve been in school for a long time, tell me about a problem you’ve loved to solve.”
Science Teachers Institute reveals career possibilities
Science experiments, career overviews and a chemical plant tour demonstrated job opportunities for high school teachers’ students during a four-day workshop hosted by Harris County Department of Education and sponsored by the Texas Chemical Council.
COM fifth in nation in science technology graduates
COM ranks fifth in the nation in the number of degrees awarded in science technologies/technicians in 2013, according to a recent report by magazine Community College Week.
COM students nab 4 of 30 national Shell scholarships
Four College of the Mainland students were among the 30 students awarded Shell scholarships after a competitive process that drew more than 250 applicants from across the nation.
COM students win ExxonMobil scholarship
Preparing to launch careers in the growing petrochemical industry, four College of the Mainland students were awarded scholarships from the ExxonMobil Community College Petrochemical Initiative.
Air quality inspectors become process technicians at COM training
Each class is different for Pete Rygaard, who has taught process technology at College of the Mainland for more than 40 years while employed at Union Carbide for 50.
Washington process technology students gain hands-on experience at COM lab
For a student, nothing tops firsthand experience. Recently students from Bellingham Technical College, in Bellingham, Wa., traveled 2,500 miles to gain hands-on practice in College of the Mainland’s process technology lab.
ExxonMobil expands support for workforce training to $1 million
ExxonMobil is committing an additional $500,000 in financial support to expand its commitment to $1 million for the Community College Petrochemical Initiative (CCPI), which seeks to train students for high-skill, high-demand jobs in the petrochemical industry.
National Science Foundation video stars COM students
Two College of the Mainland process technology students shared their stories and college experiences in a recent National Science Foundation-funded video shoot at COM.
Saddle up and join COM and the ExxonMobil Community College Petrochemical Initiative at the rodeo
College of the Mainland, and the other eight community colleges of the ExxonMobil Community College Petrochemical Initiative (CCPI), will be out in full force at the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo March 4-23 at Reliant Park.
COM named fourth in nation in science technology graduates
A just-released report by the magazine Community College Week ranked COM fourth in the nation in the number of degrees awarded in 2012 in the science technologies/technicians category.
"Stand proud" message of women in industry to students
College of the Mainland process technology students converge at this club meeting in anticipation of special guests – five professionals with more than fifty years of combined experience in the chemical, oil and gas industries.
LyondellBasell partnership to upgrade PTEC equipment
LyondellBasell has given a third recent donation of $5,000 to upgrade equipment that students in the College of the Mainland Process Technology Program use to gain real-world experience in plant operations.
PTEC Program expands offerings with new instructor
New full-time instructor Al Jivan encourages students to pursue excellence. "Education is like an ocean," he said.
COM interns graduate with jobs in hand
For most students, the thrill of college graduation quickly fades into the challenge of job searching. Chase Douglas graduated from College of the Mainland not only with an associate degree but also with a full-time job.
LyondellBasell donates $5,000 to Process Technology (PTEC) program
College of the Mainland’s Process Technology (PTEC) program and LyondellBasell strengthened a growing partnership.
Grant makes new hires cost-effective for Marathon
The Texas Workforce Commission has awarded College of the Mainland a skills development grant totaling more than $300,000 that will allow Marathon Petroleum Corporation in Texas City and Marathon Pipe Line LLC in Findlay, Ohio, to hire new and train current employees.
COM professors share industry possibilities with high school teachers
While it’s no secret that U.S. students often lag behind other nations in science test scores, educators often wonder what to do to narrow the gap.
Re-careering white collar workers choose PTEC program
When the financial bubble burst, Tony Langston, a finance worker with an M.B.A., knew what to do—create a spreadsheet of his alternatives.