Perspectives: From the Editor

Veterans Get Employment Boost

Texas initiative provides training for skilled jobs at petrochemical plants

By Mark Rosenzweig, Editor in Chief
Apr 7, 2015

The petrochemical industry on the Gulf Coast, now bolstered by massive new investments due to shale gas (see: “The Good News Grows”), faces a challenge in securing well-qualified staff for high-demand skilled trades. This opens up opportunities for military veterans, believes the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), Austin. It has launched a “Veteran and Industry Partnership” (VIP) initiative to train veterans in the skills needed for such jobs.

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