BRCC’s PTEC program receives two generous gifts in March 2019

Official check presentation from Formosa Plastics. L to R: Mr. Mike Bledsoe, Formosa Plastics Human Resource Specialist and PTEC Advisory Board Chair; Mr. Paul Heuratevant, Formosa Plastics Plant Manager; Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib, BRCC Chancellor; Ms. Laura Younger, BRCC Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs; and Dr. Brandy Tyson, Dean for Technical Education.

BRCC’s Process Technology (PTEC) program received two generous donations this past March from community and business leaders.

On March 27, Formosa Plastics gave the program a $10,000 donation. Joining in on the official check presentation was Mr. Mike Bledsoe, Formosa Plastics Human Resource Specialist and PTEC Advisory Board Chair; Mr. Paul Heuratevant, Formosa Plastics Plant Manager; Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib, BRCC Chancellor; Ms. Laura Younger, BRCC Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs; and Dr. Brandy Tyson, Dean for Technical Education. The Process Technology Lab was dedicated to Formosa Plastics in recognition of their gift.

The following day on March 28, Louisiana State Senator Bodi White visited the Central site where BRCC’s PTEC program is housed, to give a $2000 donation. Joining in on the official check presentation was Mr. Mike Bledsoe; Dr. Jason Fountain, Central Community School System Superintendent; and Dr. Brandy Tyson. The PTEC computer lab was dedicated to Senator White in recognition of his gift.

The Process Technology program at BRCC is a selective admissions program that addresses a high-demand field. It prepares individuals to become refinery, chemical, and other industry-related operators. The curriculum leading to the Process Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree was developed in collaboration with local industry. It is a rigorous study of the common operating processes found in industrial plants that will prepare students for high skill, high wage jobs needed in the manufacturing industry. Upon graduation from the program, students are prepared to enter the employment market as entry-level process operators for a specialty career in a strong job market.

Official check presentation for Louisiana State Senator Bodi White. L to R: Mr. Mike Bledsoe, Formosa Plastics Human Resource Specialist and PTEC Advisory Board Chair; Senator Mack A. “Bodi” White, Jr., Louisiana State Senate; Dr. Jason Fountain, Central Community School System Superintendent; and Dr. Brandy Tyson, Dean for Technical Education.

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Official check presentation from Formosa Plastics. L to R: Mr. Mike Bledsoe, Formosa Plastics Human Resource Specialist and PTEC Advisory Board Chair; Mr. Paul Heuratevant, Formosa Plastics Plant Manager; Dr. Larissa Littleton-Steib, BRCC Chancellor; Ms. Laura Younger, BRCC Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs; and Dr. Brandy Tyson, Dean for Technical Education.

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Official check presentation for Louisiana State Senator Bodi White. L to R: Mr. Mike Bledsoe, Formosa Plastics Human Resource Specialist and PTEC Advisory Board Chair; Senator Mack A. “Bodi” White, Jr., Louisiana State Senate; Dr. Jason Fountain, Central Community School System Superintendent; and Dr. Brandy Tyson, Dean for Technical Education.

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