12 students selected for College’s first energy career preparation program
02.26.2014 | By Andrea Vasquez
HOUSTON – Twelve students have been selected to be a part of San Jacinto College’s first Energy Education and Career Corps (EECC), a career preparation program made possible by a grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.
The $20,000 workforce development and education grant will fund paid internships for students pursuing energy-related careers. The 300-hour internships will serve as the capstone course required for completion of an associate degree in the participating programs, which this year include accounting, business management, business office technology, computer information technology, engineering design graphics, and process technology. Additionally, student participants will benefit from financial literacy training provided by Bank of America, attend workshops on career skills and professionalism in the workplace, and be given energy industry updates from are industry leaders. Local industry partners facilitating this year’s internships are Tellepsen Engineering in Pasadena, Specialty Tank Services in La Porte, and FMC Technologies in Houston.
Pictured left to right: (Top row) Daryl Morse, San Jacinto College engineering design graphics faculty and project investigator; Martha Van Buskirk, grant writer, San Jacinto College office of grants management; Ruth Kennan, San Jacinto College Foundation executive director for advancement; and Deborah Smith, San Jacinto College career and employment center coordinator and co-project investigator. (Second row) Travis Tabuena, Doug Pillow, and David Williams. (Third row) Everardo Ortiz, Jason Price, Philip Nicaud, and Brian Koeppen. (Bottom row) David Marin, Thanh Le, Gabby Sosa, and Carlos Fernandez. Not pictured: Michael Belvin. Photo credit: Andrea Vasquez, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.
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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, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.