Stories and Features

Workforce training courses move workers up and into jobs

10.07.2015 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

Lynn Hobbs, a project manager and master electrician for Austin Industrial, often hears of the problems employers face when trying to find the right people who possess skills in the craft trades. This is why she has gone back into the classroom at San Jacinto College to teach those who are new to industry and to help current workers upskill.

Companies seek industrial technology graduates for processing and maintenance jobs across oil and gas industry

09.08.2015 | By Jeannie Peng-Armao

What is happening with oil and gas prices and employment on the upstream side of the industry means a very different situation for those working downstream. The industry may have made headlines in recent months but companies continue to experience a workforce shortage.