DOL Ready to Work Petrochem Grant

Petrochem Plant

DOL H-1B Ready To Work Petrochem Grant -     *No Longer Accepting New Applications*


The DOL H-1B Ready to Work Petrochem Grant is in the close-out phase with March 31, 2019 being the last day of the grant.  The recruiting of participants is complete, thus no more applications are being accepted.  We would like to thank all of our grant participants in allowing us to serve you and help you achieve your goals.  The Department of Labor has provided the funding to aid in training and serving unemployed individuals to prepare for a career in the Petrochemical industry.  We would also like to thank our partners who worked with us to provide a variety of services – College of the Mainland, Lee College, Brazosport College, and the Houston Galveston Area Council.  Achieving the goals of the grant took a team effort, and the work that was accomplished was outstanding.  The grant achievements as of September 30, 2018 are:

               1590 grant participants served

               1445 participants received Education/Job training activities

                 989 participants completed their program

              2178 credentials were awarded

                992 participants obtained employment

If you are a grant participant and have obtained employment, please report that information to the grant email.  The grant staff will be providing support for those who have not yet obtained employment through March 2019.  Please contact the staff at for job search help.  For those needing more training, continue to check out the other grant opportunities available through the Continuing and Professional Development website -

Are you ready to start on your career path?  Below is the list of college representatives that can assist you with the application process, understanding the grant requirements, and choosing a training and career path.


San Jacinto College - Oscar Treviño -

College of the Mainland - Chris Hollman

Lee College - Dana Garnjobst dgarnjobst@Lee.Edu

Brazosport College - Art Longoria


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*These programs are funded by a grant awarded implemented by the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration. The information contained in this product was created by the grantee organization and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Dept. of Labor. All references to non-governmental companies or organizations, their services, products or resources are offered for information purposed and should not be construed as an endorsement by the Department of Labor.*