Ten high school seniors awarded Golden Pass LNG Scholarship for Process Technology
Golden Pass Awarded ten Port Arthur and Sabine Pass high school seniors full scholarships to study process technology at local colleges and prepare them for an exciting career with opportunities close to home.
From left: Golden Pass LNG Human Resources Specialist Tammy Martin, Golden Pass LNG Director of Human Resources and Training Tom Marcotte, Golden Pass LNG Community Affairs Advisor Mary Ann Reid, J’Marin Payne, President of Carheel Consulting Mac Carheel, Caleb Daniels, Kevin Turcois, Jonathan Barringa, Alex Juarez, Reynaldo De Paz, Adrian Castillo, Jorge Medina, Kevin Perez, Marcus Small, Senior Career Counselor Edriena Alexander and Golden Pass LNG Vice President of Operations Jeremy Horn.
SABINE PASS, TX — Ten Port Arthur and Sabine Pass high school seniors have something else to celebrate besides their graduation – a scholarship to study process technology at a local college that will prepare them for an exciting career with opportunities close to home.
Golden Pass LNG Scholarship for Process Technology recipients 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 Golden Pass LNG employees and career counseling services that help them make the most of their education and set them up for success.
Golden Pass LNG launched the scholarship program 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. Today’s awards bring the program’s total to 36 Port Arthur and Sabine Pass students selected for scholarships.
“The future of Southeast Texas and our company is being trained in today’s classrooms,” Tom Marcotte, Director of Human Resources and Training of Golden Pass LNG said, “we are thrilled to play a part in helping local students achieve their career goals and take advantage of the opportunities created by projects like the Golden Pass LNG export project.”
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 5,500 construction workers on site daily.
“As we enter the fourth year of this program, we’re able to see its real impacts on students who have graduated and gone on to start rewarding careers,” said Mary Ann Reid, Golden Pass LNG Community Affairs Advisor. “I’m so proud of our participants and can’t wait to see what this new group of students will do!”
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 over $722 million to nearly 1,000 local vendors and has paid over $852 million in local payroll to date.
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. For more information, visit: GoldenPassLNG.com.