Lee College Featured in CNN "Where are the Jobs?"

CNN recently did a segment on the need for more skilled workers in the US manufacturing sector.  This video focused specifically on the process industry opportunities in Baytown, Texas, a hub for the US petrochemical business.  Lee College in Baytown was featured as an educational institution that is training new workers for the process industries.  Not four year degreed engineers, but highly specialized technologists with two year degrees that can go right to work in process plants.  Demand for skilled people in Baytown is high, and Lee College happens to be one of our certified training partners under the Fieldbus Foundation FCTP program.  At one point they interview a recent graduate who is a 40 year old woman who was doing day care before she got her degree.  Her first job will earn her more than her brother who has a four year degreed computer engineer. 

As a bonus you can see FOUNDATION Fieldus certified instructor Chuck Carter in one of the shots and some very clear footage of the fieldbus lab. 

Where are the jobs?  Look to Baytown, Texas

About FieldComm Group

The FieldComm Group is a global standards-based organization consisting of leading process end users, manufacturers, universities and research organizations that work together to direct the development, incorporation and implementation of new and overlapping technologies and serves as the source for FDI technology. The FieldComm Group’s mission is to develop, manage and promote global standards for integrating digital devices into automation system architectures while protecting process-automation investments in HART and FOUNDATION Fieldbus communication technologies. Membership is open to anyone interested in the use of the technologies. For more information, visit their web site at www.fieldcommgroup.org.

One response to “Lee College Featured in CNN "Where are the Jobs?"”

  1. midnitechef says :

    It will be interesting to see if there is a sudden increased demand for Foundation fieldbus training following the CNN report.

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