BRCC Process Technology program receives generous donation from Formosa Plastics


PHOTO: (L-R) Benjamin Stove, PTEC Administrator, Philip L. Smith, Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement; Corlin LeBlanc, Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration; Dr. Willie E. Smith, Chancellor; Mike Bledsoe, Formosa Plastics Human Resource Specialist and PTEC Advisory Board Chair;  Plastics; Paul Heurtevant, Formosa Plastics Plant Manager; Dr. Sarah Barlow, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs; Dr. Girard Melancon, Vice Chancellor for Workforce Solutions, and Patric Stonaker, PTEC Program Manager.

On September 10, Formosa Plastics made a generous donation of $10,000 donation to the Baton Rouge Community College Foundation on behalf of the Process Technology Program.

The Process Technology program at BRCC addresses a high-demand field in the Capital region. 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.