In support of training qualified and skilled workers, Freeport LNG Development, has gifted over US$ 1 million to the Brazosport College Foundation.
The contribution will be used to further the College's Crafts Academy, which will be renamed the Freeport LNG Crafts Academy.
"We are excited about Freeport LNG's announcement - it marks a great day for our partnership and working together to provide a skilled workforce," said Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek. "This level of financial commitment makes it possible for Brazosport College to have the labs and facilities necessary to deliver quality programs. It is a true honuor to announce that we will have Freeport LNG name on a prominent building within the Science Technology corridor on the BC campus."
"The development of our gas liquefaction and LNG export project in Southern Brazoria County will mean the need for a highly-skilled workforce," added Michael S. Smith, CEO of Freeport LNG. "I am pleased that we are able to provide a gift to the College that will assist in providing the training and education necessary to help us staff our new facility."
The Freeport LNG expansion is expected to employ over 3500 workers during the construction period. In addition, the terminal will add more than 150 full-time positions for operators, maintenance technicians, administrative support and engineers.
The Freeport LNG Crafts Academy area will encompass a variety of workforce programs, including welding technology, pipefitting, construction management, electrical, HVAC, automotive, process technology, drafting and millwright training, among other programs.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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