ExxonMobil Baton Rouge presented two contributions to the Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) Foundation earlier this week. The ExxonMobil Pipeline Company presented a $10,000 donation for workforce development initiatives, and ExxonMobil Baton Rouge presented a $3,000 scholarship to a deserving student. The contributions took place during a special presentation at the company’s Community Center in North Baton Rouge.

The scholarship was presented to process technology (PTEC) student Skylar Cotton. Cotton recently participated in the ExxonMobil 2022 Summer High School Craft Internship Program. She is pursuing training in the PTEC program at BRCC.

BRCC and ExxonMobil have a long-standing collaboration, which began many years ago with the creation of the North Baton Rouge Industrial Training Initiative. The program provides no-cost training for qualifying North Baton Rouge residents in electrical, instrumentation, millwright, pipefitting and welding. To date, more than 430 individuals have successfully graduated from the program since its inception in 2012.

“We value the ongoing efforts of Baton Rouge Community College in educating and developing our local workforce,” said ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Refinery Manager Dave Oldreive. “These contributions showcase our commitment to supporting local talent, especially those interested craft careers within the industry.”

“We are extremely pleased to partner with ExxonMobil, and we are thankful for their support,” said BRCC Chancellor Dr. Willie E. Smith. “Their continued support of our students and programs demonstrates our mutual commitment to providing an educated, well-trained workforce for the Capital Region.”

ExxonMobil Baton Rouge presented a $3,000 scholarship to future Baton Rouge Community College student Skylar Cotton. Pictured (l to r) are BRCC administrators and Cotton: Process Technology Administrator Benjamin Stove, Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic and Workforce Brandy Tyson, Ph.D., Provost/Vice Chancellor for Workforce and Student Development, Skylar Cotton, BRCC Chancellor Willie E. Smith, Ph.D. and BRCC Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement Pilar Blanco Eble, Ed.D.