At a time when many people are losing their jobs, these students will hear about a career for which employers in Contra Costa County are actually seeking more skilled workers.
According to LMC Director of Process Technology (PTEC) David Kail, “Most parents would like to see their sons and daughters graduate from a four-year college. But a four-year college degree is not right for everyone. ... Process technicians may earn as much as many four-year college graduates, and many will appreciate that the work is complex, hands-on and often both indoors and outdoors.”
LMC is hosting the summer academy because a large number of industries that hire process technology graduates are located nearby.
Companies such as Shell, ConocoPhillips, Praxair, Tesoro and The Dow Chemical Company support the PTEC program. Participants will gain technical skills, learn about communication styles and team building, develop their leadership skills, hear from a panel of industry employees and visit a job site.
The PTEC summer academy is free for the students chosen to participate. The academy will be held on the LMC campus in Pittsburg from June 22 to 26.
For more information, call Jim Martin at 925-439-2182, ext. 3208 or e-mail email@example.com. The academy application can be found online at www.losmedanos.edu/ptec.