LBC Tank Terminals Houston has pledged $200,000 to the San Jacinto College Foundation in support of student scholarships, program equipment and facilities support. The donation was presented to the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees on March 6.
“We are proud to be collaborating and partnering with the LBC Tank Terminal Group,” said Ruth Keenan, executive director of the San Jacinto College Foundation. “This legacy partnership will directly benefit our College, our students and their families, and the surrounding communities we serve.”
When complete, the total value of the partnership will be approximately $4.3 million. This total includes scholarship, program equipment and facilities support, site development in the form of prep work for facility expansion, additional parking and docking, and a 16-acre wetlands area improvement plan. In addition, LBC Tank Terminals Houston is offering internships for San Jacinto College students, job placement, and instructor support for the maritime and industrial technology trades programs.
“This is an investment in our youth, and an important investment to support our industry needs so that we can keep up with the growing workforce demand,” said LBC Tank Terminals Regional Business President, Americas, John Grimes. “Education is the foundation for our future. We are proud to partner with San Jacinto College and offer this contribution to do our part in filling the gaps in the workforce pipeline.”
LBC Tank Terminals Houston offers deep water access and connections via road, rail and pipelines to the greater Houston industrial complex and beyond. The terminal handles a wide range of chemicals, petrochemicals, oil products and other liquid products, while offering all ground and sea transport modes. It has three ship docks designed to handle large ships and barges, with a customer focus on providing the safest, most reliable and efficient tank storage and logistical systems.
San Jacinto College offers training for new and incumbent workers in maritime and industrial technology. The San Jacinto College maritime program offers training for working mariners to update their USCG certifications, the only associate degree program in maritime transportation in Texas for those who are new to the industry and an associate degree for cargo handling/logistics that is transferable to Texas Southern University and the University of Houston College of Technology. Introduction to Ships and Shipping courses are included in the College’s business administration associate degree, transferable to Texas A&M University in Galveston. Industrial technology training at San Jacinto College prepares students to earn an industry certification, certificate or associate degree in a variety of fields including welding, electrical technology, construction management, process technology, nondestructive testing and more.