In response to the growing demand for industry professionals, Lee College hosted the annual Manufacturing Day event Oct. 11, to show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by opening its doors to students and community leaders. The college joined forces with the Dream It. Do It. Southeast Texas Foundation and INEOS to host 45 eighth-grade students from Liberty ISD and Dayton ISD at the Lee College in Baytown and INEOS Battleground Manufacturing Complex in La Porte.
The event was designed to help students learn about the high-wage, high-skill jobs available in the Houston Gulf Coast region—and to connect these students with educators who can help prepare them for these in-demand careers. Students spent the morning on Lee College’s main campus where they learned about the educational offerings related to the petrochemical field, took part in hands-on activities with faculty.