The center at San Jacinto College in southeast Houston will train about 2,800 students with the knowledge and experience necessary to work at one of the 132 plants within a 12-mile radius of the college.

San Jacinto College officials and leaders from the petrochemical and energy industries spent the morning of Aug. 21 showing off the college’s new Center for Petrochemical, Energy, and Technology.

The college partnered with leaders from the petrochemical and energy industries to design the center and its curriculum, said Jim Griffin, the associate vice chancellor and senior vice president for the center.

“It’s definitely a project that is dynamic and not static,” he said. “It’s an exciting time for us.”

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