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Women in Industry Conference 2018

February 22 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


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Click to register now! Registration is only $10 per person.

Buoyed by the success of its 2017 conference, the Community College Petrochemical Initiative (CCPI) will host Women in Industry 2018 on Friday, Feb. 22, 2018, at the Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston.

The one-day event is designed to introduce women to the careers and opportunities available in the petrochemical and industrial skills industries, career fields long dominated by males but now open to women.

Last year’s Women in Industry Conference drew more than 350 interested women and more than 4000 women from across the Greater Houston area are expected to attend the 2018 event.
“This conference is geared for all women—those unemployed or underemployed, high school or college students, veterans—who desire a well-paying career,” said Debi Jordan, who chairs CCPI.

Galena Park students“Petrochemical refineries need to replace as much as 40 percent of current employees over the next decade—due to plant expansions and an aging workforce,” Jordan said. “There are plenty of challenging, well-paying career positions available in the Upper Texas Gulf Coast region—and refineries and contractors are looking for trained women to hire.”

Last year’s attendees included high school students, women seeking challenging and better paying jobs, and women already in the field looking to advance in their career path.

Participants will hear from other women who work in the petrochemical and industrial trades industries, and will have the opportunity to talk with college representatives about enrollment, financial aid, and other training-related issues. Several major employers are also expected to be present.

Corporate sponsors for the event include: ExxonMobil, Chevron Phillips, INEOS, Noltex, East Harris County Manufacturing Association (ECHMA), and Jacobs.

Click to register now! Registration is only $10 per person.



February 22
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Community College Petrochemical Initiative

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