HOUSTON, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Raising over $275K for local college technical programs, East Harris County Manufacturers Association's (EHCMA) Workforce Development Golf Tournament is helping pave the way for workforce development in Houston.
Over 70 companies in the manufacturing and construction industries came together to help EHCMA exceed their fundraising goal of $150K and provide scholarships and support for technical and Process Technology (PTEC) programs at Lee College and San Jacinto College. Over 35 teams participated in the tournament, now in its second year.
"This funding will have a positive impact on the availability of programs that provide the skills and certifications needed for students within the surrounding communities to enter into the petrochemical and manufacturing workforce," said Todd Monette, Chairman of EHCMA. "This golf tournament is one of the many ways EHCMA brings our community together to support the growth of the Houston workforce and provide opportunities for our community."
EHCMA focuses heavily on the workforce development issues facing the industry, and sponsors numerous initiatives to create opportunities for local students to access skilled education programs, particularly focused on successful petrochemical or manufacturing careers.
For more information about the Workforce Development Golf Tournament and to see a list of the 2015 sponsors and raffle winners, visit the Workforce Development page on http://www.ehcma.org. Stay up-to-date on association news and event updates by joining EHCMA's mailing list.
The East Harris County Manufacturers Association is an alliance of more than 130 chemical manufacturers, refiners and supporting distribution facilities in Baytown, Deer Park, Houston, La Porte, North Channel and Pasadena. Its member companies transform natural resources into the materials needed to make many essential consumer products such as cosmetics, gasoline, jet fuel, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, electronics, building supplies, household goods, clothes, plastics, automobile parts and thousands of other everyday items that are a part of your daily routine. As the largest industry organization of its kind in the world, EHCMA is committed to delivering current news on events and issues that affect our industry. For more information, visit www.ehcma.org.
Fifth Ring, Public Relations for EHCMA
SOURCE East Harris County Manufacturers Association