Golden Pass LNG announces 2021 PTECH scholarships
Golden Pass LNG is pleased to announce nine new recipients of the Golden Pass Scholarship for Process Technology. Recipients will receive full tuition as well as support services, career counseling, a Golden Pass employee mentor and opportunities to interact with the company throughout their training.
Photo, top row from left: Dr. Mark Porterie, Memorial High School; Kathleen Fontenot, Memorial High School; Dr. Mitchell, Memorial High School; Wendy Dupuy, Golden Pass LNG; Jay Norsworthy, Golden Pass LNG; Lisandro Valencia, Memorial graduate; Juan Cardenas, Memorial graduate; Ivan Ochoa, Memorial graduate; Angela Bennet, Memorial graduate; John Fraser, Golden Pass LNG; Mary Ann Reid, Golden Pass LNG; Kevin Johnson, CATE director Marlon Hickman, Golden Pass LNG. Bottom row from left: Phi Tran, Memorial graduate; Marcus Kemper, Memorial graduate; Huy Tran, Memorial graduate; Alexander Saucedo, Sabine Pass High School graduate
SABINE PASS, TX — Golden Pass LNG is pleased to announce nine new recipients of the Golden Pass Scholarship for Process Technology. The scholarship was awarded to high school graduates in the Port Arthur and Sabine Pass communities pursuing process technology degrees at Lamar Institute of Technology and Lamar State College - Port Arthur. Recipients will receive full tuition as well as support services, career counseling, a Golden Pass employee mentor and opportunities to interact with the company throughout their training. Upon completion, participants will have the opportunity to interview with Golden Pass for a job in the company’s new LNG export facility.
The following participants were awarded the 2021 Golden Pass LNG Scholarship for Process Technology:
- Alexander Saucedo
- Ivan Ochoa
- Marcus Kemper
- Angela Bennett
- Juan Cardenas
- Phi Tran
- Huy Tran
- Lisandro Valencia
- Randy Nguyen
“We are thrilled to partner with these bright young students in continuing their education,” John Fraser, Golden Pass LNG’s Vice President of Operations, said. “Hiring locally is paramount to Golden Pass, and we believe these scholarships will make a real difference for these individuals and their families.”
Golden Pass LNG is hiring 200 new, direct employees to operate its new LNG export facility, which is expected to be operational in 2024. Golden Pass has developed several programs to help local residents compete for the jobs, including the Scholarship for Process Technology and the Southeast Texas Workforce Guide, a step-by-step guide on how to train and apply for industrial jobs.
The Southeast Texas Workforce Guide is designed to help residents learn about the industrial field, find jobs they’re interested in, get qualified and apply online. If you are ready for a new career, visit setxworkforceguide.com to get started.
Local business owners interested in working with the project should sign up for the company’s Local Business Initiative, a list of local vendors receiving priority consideration for work, at goldenpasslng.com/vendors.
Golden Pass LNG is committed to the Southeast Texas community. Since the company broke ground on its export project in 2019, it has already hired more than 60 new employees.
The SETX Workforce Guide is part of the Opportunity Roadmap, a series of initiatives launched in 2015 to help local residents take part in the company’s growth. Opportunity Roadmap programs have helped hundreds of residents and students learn critical professional skills like career planning and resume writing, provided small business development instruction to dozens of business owners, and sponsored scholarships for high school graduates to train in process technology and more.
About Golden Pass LNG
Golden Pass LNG, owned by affiliates of Qatar Petroleum (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. For more information, visit GoldenPassLNG.com.