Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) in collaboration with Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) will host a community event to kick-off the second year of the Skills Pipeline™ workforce development program. The event will be held on Monday, June 6, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the William H. Scott Civic Center, 1200 Major Parkway, New Roads, LA.
Visitors will have an opportunity to learn about the educational opportunities and career possibilities for welders in Louisiana, and will also have a chance to apply for a Skills Pipeline full welding scholarship offered at BRCC. Classes begin July 18.
In this second year of the program, Praxair will invest more than $200,000 to train over 50 welders in an accelerated one-year curriculum. In 2015, 87 new welders in Louisiana graduated from the first phase of the Skills Pipeline™ program.
This is the most recent community engagement program demonstrating Praxair’s commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in the communities in which it operates. The company will be expanding the initiative to other areas across the country and by the end of 2016 will have invested more than $1 million in welding workforce development through the program.
Visitors and media who attend the community meeting can:
- Learn about welding
- View welding products
- Meet students and staff from last year's program
- View welding art produced by the first Skills Pipeline classes
- Apply for a full welding scholarship!
For more information call (225) 216-8242. For media inquiries call (225) 216-8106.