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

 

Special Topics - Register Here!  - Instructions!     Covid-Prescreening Here!

 

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 is planned for a 15 month delivery  with a consortium of four companies. 

  • Update July 2020:  Covid shutdowns paused all course delivery, and, due to Covid impacts, one of the companies has withdrawn from the grant.  As such, opportunities exist for additional companies to join in as the delivery schedule begins anew.  Important note:  This grant is best for companies who already have a good training plan in mind and can pivot very quickly to grab this opportunity.  If a company needs additional development time, then the 2021 grant listed below is probably more suitable.    Course List provided here!   Don't see what you want? Contact us!

 

2021 Skills Development Fund  - Development is under way now for this grant tentatively planned for implementation beginning in January 2021.  Our tentative schedule is provided below. Contact us for more information. 

  • Company completes and submits PPIF form - by Aug. 31.
  • Company and SJC complete a draft training plan - by Sept. 15.
  • (More details needed here....)
  • Kickoff January ___, 2021.

 

SUMMER 2020 - Registration open now!

     June 1-Aug. 6 2020   Online only

CETT 1302 Electricity Principles

Tam Le

Register here

 

ELPT 2325 National Electric Code II

Ike Coffman

Register here

QCTC 1446 Testing, Inspection Systems

Bill Heins

Register here

QCTC 2331 Standards and Codes

Bill Heins

Register here

      

Enrollment is limited due to Covid 19 restrictions.  Contact us directly for seat availability and registration for the following classes.

Inspection Technology Courses, June 1 - Aug. 6, Lecture/lab on campus, building C-45

QCTC 1448 Metrology and Prints

MWF

7:00 PM

10:10 PM

Bill Heins

NDTE 1301 Film Interp of Weldments

MWF

4:30 PM

6:40 PM

Wayne Chrisman

NDTE 1405 Intro to Ultrasonics 1 and 2

MWF

7:00 PM

10:10 PM

Wayne Chrisman

NDTE 2401 Advanced Ultrasonics

MWF

7:00 PM

10:10 PM

Stephen Rowland

NDTE 1440 Eddy Current Testing

T/Th

5:00 PM

9:40 PM

Stephen Rowland

NDTE 1410 Liq Pen Mag Particle Vis Test

T/Th

5:00 PM

9:45 PM

Wayne Chrisman

WLDG 1437 Intro to Welding Metallurgy

T/Th

5:00 PM

9:45 PM

TBA

Welding Courses,  Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri :  July 6 - Aug. 6,  Lecture/lab on campus,  C-32

WLDG 1428 - Intro SMAW

8:00 AM

12:40 PM

Parras

WLDG 1428 - Intro SMAW

1:00 PM

5:40 PM

Parras

WLDG 1428 - Intro SMAW

6:00 PM

10:40 PM

Rodriguez

WLDG 1430 - GMAW

1:00 PM

5:40 PM

Luna

WLDG 1434 - Intro GTAW

8:00 AM

12:40 PM

Cantu

WLDG 1434 - Intro GTAW

1:00 PM

5:40 PM

J. Garcia

WLDG 1434 - Intro GTAW

6:00 PM

10:40 PM

Cantu

WLDG 2406 - Intermediate Pipe Welding

8:00 AM

12:40 PM

Garcia

WLDG 2406 - Intermediate Pipe Welding

6:00 PM

10:40 PM

Garcia

WLDG 2443 - Advanced SMAW

8:00 AM

12:40 PM

J. Garcia

WLDG 2443 - Advanced SMAW

1:00 PM

5:40 PM

Cantu

WLDG 2443 - Advanced SMAW

6:00 PM

10:40 PM

J. Garcia

WLDG 2451 - Advanced GTAW

8:00 AM

12:40 PM

Luna

WLDG 2451 - Advanced GTAW

6:00 PM

10:40 PM

Parras

WLDG 2453 - Advanced Pipe Welding

1:00 PM

5:40 PM

Garcia

WLDG 2453 - Advanced Pipe Welding

6:00 PM

10:40 PM

Basilo

     

    FALL 2020 - Coming Soon!

     

    Coming attractions! Contact us for more info!

    • Emerson Delta V Hardware and Troubleshooting: coming soon!
    • Emerson Delta V Operator Training:  coming soon!


    Class

    Hrs.

    Dates,

    Times

    Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers

    5 x 8 hrs.

    TBA

    Alignment: Rim and Face vs Laser Methods 

    2 x 8 hrs.

    TBA

    Process Operations Troubleshooting

    2 x 8 hrs.

    TBA

    Seals, Bearings and Lubrication

    2 x 8 hrs.

    TBA

    Pipefitting for Non-Pipefitters 

    2 x 8 hrs.

    TBA

    Basic Maintenance and Inspection of Pressure Relief Devices

    8 hrs.

    TBA

    Troubleshooting Electrical Systems

    4 x 8 hrs.

    TBA

    Basic Process Equipment Pumps and Valves

    2 x 8 hrs.

    TBA

    Welding and Cutting Refresher 

    2 x 8 hrs.

    TBA

    Vibration Analysis

    4 x 8 hrs.

    TBA

     

    American Petroleum Institute (API)

    Non-Destructive Technology