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HOUSTON -- ExxonMobil announced late last week it will make a $250,000 donation to Lee College for its process technology program, according to a report from The Lake Houston Sentinel.
The program, recently dubbed the ExxonMobil Lee College Process Technology Program, trains and certifies students for work in the oil, gas and chemical industry.
"There’s a long history of philanthropy between ExxonMobil and the college, and we hope we have paid that back in some fashion by producing the kinds of employees that not only serve their corporation but the industry as well," said Lee College President Michael Murphy in the report.
The donation will be used largely to update the program’s laboratories and classrooms where students are trained in instrument and valve operation, industrial electronics, machinery and pipefitting. Enhancements to the college’s math- and science-based courses will also be made with the contribution.
The process technology program, which began in 1994, trains more than 900 students per semester.