LSC, Baker Hughes, Texas Workforce Commission Announce New Partnership
TOMBALL, TX – Lone Star College (LSC), Baker Hughes and the Texas Workforce Commission have announced a collaborative effort to launch a pilot training program in the energy industry. The program will fund LSC students to begin a successful career as a Field Service Technician.
“We are pleased to be working with Baker Hughes and the Texas Workforce Commission to offer this very specialized training,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC Chancellor. “Lone Star College is globally recognized for its workforce programs and Baker Hughes is a leader in the energy industry.”
The first-of-its-kind program will address the industry’s urgent need for qualified candidates while providing proficient students with key skills and a direct path to potential employment after graduation.
“We are delighted to be part of this innovative program aimed at giving Lone Star College students a jump-start on a rewarding career,” said Muzzamil Khider, vice president of HR for Oilfield Services, Baker Hughes.
The seven-week program will feature hands-on training in technical labs and time on the Baker Hughes training rig located in Tomball. Applicants will be processed by Workforce Solutions who will review a student’s eligibility to receive funding.
Field Service Technicians provide service and customer support during field operations. They also help manage all on-site installation, repair, maintenance, and test tasks. Field Service Technicians also diagnose errors or technical problems and determine solutions.
“We look forward to this collaboration and the opportunities it will provide for our students,” said Head.
Contact Herb Garcia at Herbert.Garcia@LoneStar.edu or call 281.296.7827 to learn more.
Baker Hughes is an energy technology company that provides solutions for energy and industrial customers worldwide. Built on a century of experience and with operations in over 120 countries, its innovative technologies and services are taking energy forward – making it safer, cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet. To learn more, visit bakerhughes.com.
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of seven colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.