About the SiteWhy, Who and How

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Why

Over the coming years, there will be a large number of jobs available in the Petrochemical industry. Ensuring a work-ready, skilled workforce is the key to making sure the region's citizens benefits from the growth in this industry. To that end, this site was created to inform students and job seekers about this thriving industry and help them get the education they need to prepared for a fulfilling long-term career in Petrochem. 

Who

Project contributors

This site was made possible by the work of many dedicated individuals who want to see people get the education and training they need to achieve great careers. This included representatives from many organizations, and community college representatives, ISD representatives.

We'd like to extend an extra special thank you to the members of the Content Working Group for this site:

Roy Watson, Chevron Phillips Chemical
Audrey Tran. Covestro
Kip Welch, Chevron Phillips Chemical
Danielle Kennedy, Dow
Joey Perez, ExxonMobile
Ellen Spara, LyondellBasell
Dani Grant, Noltex
Russell Coats, TPC Group
Steve Lestarjette, CCPI
Joshua Shideler, Workforce Solutions
CA Shields, Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership
Michelle Hundley, Economic Alliance
Mia Garcia, NextOp
Michael Alvarez, Shell

How


The East Harris County Manufacturers Association informed site content and acted as industry liaison to ensure that this is truly a resource built by the industry. A special thanks goes to Craig Beskid, EHCMA Executive Director, for his time and contributions. 


JPMorgan Chase has committed $250 million to a five-year effort to help specific geographic regions build a demand-driven workforce system and prepare youth and adults for careers in high demand, middle-skill occupations.  Part of this investment includes the resources that make this site possible.


JPMorgan Chase partnered with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) on the development of this visually-engaging and information-packed career resource.


This site was created in partnership with the Greater Houston Partnership's UpSkill Houston initiative.  


This site was created in partnership with CCPI's Energize Houston initiative. 

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