Eight high school seniors awarded Golden Pass LNG Scholarship for Process Technology
Eight high school graduates know what they’ll be doing a couple of months from now: beginning training for an exciting career – for free – thanks to the Golden Pass LNG Scholarship for Process Technology.
Photo: Golden Pass LNG Scholarship for Process Technology 2022 recipients, left to right: Jacob Garza (Memorial High School), Tayanna James (Woodrow Wilson Early College High School), Darryeion Freeman (Memorial High School), Edward De Hoyos (Memorial High School), Argelio N. Rivas (Memorial High School), Jo Anna Solis (Sabine Pass High School), Khoa Dang (Memorial High School)
SABINE PASS, TX — Eight high school graduates know what they’ll be doing a couple of months from now: beginning training for an exciting career – for free – thanks to the Golden Pass LNG Scholarship for Process Technology.
Program participants are provided tuition, books and fees for the two-year degree program at either Lamar State College Port Arthur or Lamar Institute of Technology in Beaumont, as well as mentorship from a Golden Pass LNG employee and career counseling services that help them make the most of their education.
Golden Pass LNG developed the scholarship in 2020 to provide an opportunity for local students to take advantage of the jobs offered by industrial companies and construction projects like Golden Pass LNG’s liquefied natural gas export project, currently under construction in Sabine Pass. The high school seniors graduating this month join over a dozen former scholarship awardees from Port Arthur and Sabine Pass participating in the program.
“Hiring locally is a top priority for Golden Pass,” Tom Marcotte, Director of Human Resources and Training of Golden Pass LNG, said. “And beyond that, we are committed to helping train the next generation of operators and ensure local residents are prepared to take advantage of opportunities created by projects like ours.”
Golden Pass LNG started work on its export project in February 2019 following a $10 billion final investment decision by QatarEnergy and Exxon Mobil Corporation to fund construction of an 18 million MTA natural gas liquefaction terminal. There are currently more than 4,000 construction workers on site daily, working to bring the terminal in service in 2024.
“It is so rewarding to see these students grow as individuals throughout the program, finishing their training as confident professionals ready to start their careers,” said Mary Ann Reid, Golden Pass LNG Community Affairs Advisor.
The Golden Pass LNG Scholarship for Process Technology is part of the Golden Pass LNG Opportunity Roadmap, which aims to help Southeast Texas residents and businesses take part in the economic growth associated with construction projects like the company’s LNG export project. The project has awarded nearly $650 million to more than 800 local vendors and paid over $265 million in local payroll to date.
The Opportunity Roadmap includes initiatives to help businesses, job seekers and others in the community. Existing programs include our Local Business Initiative, business development workshops hosted by the Small Business Development Center atLamar and workforce readiness seminars for students and jobseekers.
Interested residents should visit GoldenPassLNG.com to learn more about the project, how to work with the construction project, hiring timelines and other information.
About Golden Pass LNG
Golden Pass LNG, owned by affiliates of QatarEnergy (70%) and Exxon Mobil Corporation (30%), is constructing a project to add liquefaction and export capabilities to its existing liquefied natural gas terminal in Sabine Pass, Texas. Golden Pass LNG constructed and has operated the existing LNG import facility and distribution pipeline since 2005.