PCIT Program Receives $10,000 Grant from LyondellBasell

JJC’s Process Control and Instrumentation Technology (PCIT) program received a $10,000 donation from LyondellBasell last year to purchase much needed equipment for the program.

JJC PCIT students work on equipment during the lab portion of a class.

“Lyondell has helped the college purchase equipment used in the industry which enriches the classroom lab projects,” said Greg Pakieser, technical department program chair. “It allows the students to become familiar with that equipment, and then adapt to the work environment more quickly once they secure employment.”

The PCIT program, which has approximately 60 students enrolled this semester, prepares students for careers in the petrochemical, chemical, power generation and manufacturing industries. Students can achieve an A.A.S. degree or certificates through the program.

JJC has worked to establish strong connections between local employers and its technical programs.

“The relationships we have with our area employers like Lyondell are vital,” Dr. Debra Daniels, JJC president, said. “Their professional insight and support help us develop the right programming and curriculum to provide our students with the training they need to get hired and be successful, especially within these in-demand, technical fields. We are thankful for Lyondell’s generous gift and will use it to continue educating our students to meet crucial labor market demands.”

For more information about the PCIT program, visit http://www.jjc.edu/process-instrumentation/Pages/default.aspx


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