Marathon Petroleum made a grant of $167,000 to EPCC for its Welding and Machining Technology programs housed at the Valle Verde campus. This grant funds the latest equipment to train students in these high-demand fields.
Representatives from the Marathon Petroleum Foundation visited EPCC students and faculty of the Welding and Machining Technology programs at the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) to discuss the insight and advantages of the partnership for workforce development.
Through the grant, EPCC has expanded its Welding and Machining Technology programs and offers additional credentials for students to receive advanced certifications. Certified graduates expand the skill base of our regional workforce by being prepared for work with training in the professionalism and safety required in modern industry.