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2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

March 4, 2014 - March 23, 2014

rodeoThe nine community colleges of the upper Texas Gulf Coast will have a major presence at the 2014 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo March 4-23 at Reliant Park.

Representatives from each college will be located at the ExxonMobil Community College Petrochemical Initiative (CCPI) exhibit in the foyer of Reliant Center, between Halls A and B, ready to discuss job and career opportunities in the petrochemical and construction trades fields — and how to prepare for them.

The nine community colleges include Alvin Community College, Brazosport College, College of the Mainland, Galveston College, Houston Community College, Lee College, Lone Star College, San Jacinto College, and Wharton County Junior College. Each is a member of the initiative, created through a grant from the ExxonMobil Foundation to help colleges find and attract the next generation of skilled workers for the petrochemical industry.

“We are excited about this opportunity at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo,” said Debi Jordan of Lee College, chair of the ExxonMobil CCPI Steering Committee. “Rodeo officials are telling us that all attendance indicators predict a record attendance at this year’s rodeo. Our hope is to have thousands of meaningful conversations with individuals interested in stable, well-paying and challenging jobs in the petrochemical industry.”

According to industry sources, petrochemical plants along the Texas Gulf Coast are spending more than $35 billion to expand facilities over the next decade. Those expansions, along with the retirement of existing workers, are expected to provide jobs for more than 50,000 skilled workers.

Visitors to the rodeo are encouraged to stop by the ExxonMobil CCPI booth to discuss jobs and job training and view a “hands-on” demonstration from an in-demand career field. As an added incentive, ExxonMobil CCPI will be giving away an Apple iPad each day of the rodeo. Gates open at 10 a.m. each day of the rodeo. Participating colleges will rotate service at the rodeo according to the following schedule:

  • Alvin Community College March 18, 22
  • Brazosport College March 10, 20
  • College of the Mainland March 7, 13
  • Galveston College March 6, 17
  • Houston Community College March 8, 15
  • Lee College March 12, 16
  • Lone Star College March 4, 11, 21
  • San Jacinto College March 5, 19
  • Wharton County Jr. College March 9, 14

Details

Start:
March 4, 2014
End:
March 23, 2014

Venue

Reliant Center
8334 Fannin Street Houston, Texas 77054-2930
Houston , TX 77054-2930 United States
Website:
http://rodeohouston.com/

Organizer

Texas Gulf Coast Consortium

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