Incumbent Worker Training

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Successful companies will not only search for the best new-hires but will also investigate ways to “upskill” their incumbent workers to meet ever changing business needs.  But, maintaining a skilled and educated workforce can be a challenge for any company as in-house training budgets are oftentimes the first area to be reduced during cost reduction programs.  “Designed by industry, for industry”, the LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology (CPET) is strategically positioned to “flange with” the petrochemical industry providing a superior learning experience for a competitive price.  

CPEt Facility PlantCPET can work with you to develop a customized training program to meet your company’s needs in areas such as:

  • Process technology,
  • Instrumentation,
  • Electrical,
  • Non-destructive testing,
  • Environmental, health, and safety, and
  • The crafts (pipe/boiler making, millwrighting, ...)

Contact CPET today to discover how we can satisfy your workforce training needs.

Email us ,  or call: 281-476-1806

     

    In addition to courses custom-designed and delivered exclusively to a client, CPET also offers a selection of continuing education courses available as open enrollment for the public.  The sections below are updated periodically as new courses are offered.

    SUMMER 2021 - Registration coming soon!

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    FALL 2021 - Coming Soon!

     

    Special Programs

    American Petroleum Institute (API)

    Non-Destructive Technology

    Grant Development

    Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) - general information

    What is the TWC  Skills Development Fund?  The TWC (SDF) plays a vital roe in providing training statewide to meet the growing demand for a skilled and trained workforce.  Partnering with private companies (referred to as "private partners"), TWC will award grant money to be used at community colleges to meet specific training needs.  Private partners and the individuals selected for training in the program must meet eligibility criteria which are summarized in the presentation in bullet #1 below.  The program will grant an average of $1800/trainee for a total company cap of $500,000 although multiple companies can collaborate in a "consortium" to pool trainees into classes that meet shared needs.  The training must satisfy a criteria of at least 55% business technical (i.e.: Operations Troubleshooting) and no more than 10% on non-technical training (i.e.: Leadership Skills) with the remaining amount available for general technical (i.e.: Fire Safety, Intro to Word).  The grant can include delivery of proprietary training (although no more than 50%).  Important point to consider:  a company can only participate in one TWC grant at a time and is ineligible for an additional grant for one year after completion of the first grant.  

    What are the company's obligations to participate in this grant fund?  First, the company must meet the eligibility criteria and develop, in coordination with SJC, a training plan of specific training to be delivered to specific people, on a planned schedule.  Second, if the company does not send the trainees to the agreed training, the company will be charged a pro-rated cost per student.  Third, companies agree to retain the trained employee for at least 90 days after that employee completes training.

    How do I get started?  Read the documents below and contact us for more information.  Don't worry - we'll help with the documentation!

    1. TWC Skills Development Fund (SDF) Presentation -Provides an overview and eligibility criteria 
    2. TWC Private Partner Information Form - Begin here to apply for partnership. 
    3. TWC SDF MOU Template 6-4-19 

    Do you have any grant opportunities right now?  Yes; glad you asked!  Our current and upcoming opportunities are outlined below.  Contact us for more information.

     

    TWC SDF - Manufacturing 3 - ongoing - The MFG3 grant kicked off Feb. 2020 and was planned for a 15 month delivery  with a consortium of four companies.   Additional companies are not being added to the grant at this point in time;  however, a course list is provided below for informational purpose and planning of possible future grants.

    • Update July 2020:  Due to Covid restrictions on the grant participants and SJC, implementation and delivery of most courses were paused.     Course List provided here!  
    • Update Feb. 2021:  TWC is experiencing significant backlog due to Covid impacts resulting in implementation delays for planned courses.  Restart of paused courses is TBD.

     

    2021 Skills Development Fund  - Development is under way now for this grant tentatively planned for implementation in 2021.  A typical sequence schedule is provided below. Contact us for more information. 

    • Company completes and submits PPIF form 
    • Company and SJC complete a draft training plan which is submitted to TWC to be signed.
    • Kickoff could be 4-6 months after draft plan is submitted to TWC for approval.

    Update Feb. 2021:  TWC is experiencing significant backlog due to Covid impacts.  As such, CPET is not actively developing this grant at this point in time.  We will readdress the grant possibility when TWC is able to process applications in a more timely fashion.