Lone Star College, Baker Hughes, Texas Workforce Commission announce new partnership

By: Bill Van Rysdam
| Published 02/20/2020

Lone Star College, Baker Hughes and the Texas Workforce Commission are launching a pilot program to provide accelerated training for students interested in a Field Service Technician career in the energy industry. Pictured (left to right) are Muzzami
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HOUSTON, TX -- A collaborative effort to launch a pilot program between Lone Star College, Baker Hughes and the Texas Workforce Commission was announced. The program will fund LSC students in full for the first cohort to begin a successful career as a Field Service Technician in the energy industry.

“We are pleased to be working with Baker Hughes and the Texas Workforce Commission to offer this very specialized training,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “Lone Star College is globally recognized for its workforce programs and Baker Hughes is a leader in the energy industry.

The first-of-its-kind program will address the industry’s urgent need for qualified candidates while providing proficient students with key skills and a direct path to potential employment after graduation.

“Changing workforce dynamics demand that we collaborate within our communities in new ways to ensure a qualified pipeline of potential employees,” said Muzzamil Khider, vice president of HR for Oilfield Services, Baker Hughes. “We are delighted to be part of this innovative program aimed at giving Lone Star College students a jump-start on a rewarding career.”

The seven-week program will feature hands-on training in technical labs and time on the Baker Hughes training rig located in Tomball. Applicants will be processed by Workforce Solutions who will review a student’s eligibility to receive funding.

Field Service Technicians provide service and customer support during field operations. They also help manage all on-site installation, repair, maintenance and test tasks. Field Service Technicians also diagnose errors or technical problems and determine solutions.

“We look forward to this collaboration and the opportunities it will provide for our students,” said Head.

Contact Herb Garcia at Herbert.Garcia@LoneStar.edu or call 281.296.7827 to learn more.

About Baker Hughes
Baker Hughes (NYSE: BKR) is an energy technology company that provides solutions for energy and industrial customers worldwide. Built on a century of experience and with operations in over 120 countries, its innovative technologies and services are taking energy forward – making it safer, cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet. To learn more, visit bakerhughes.com.

About Lone Star College
Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion. LSC consists of seven colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

Photo: Lone Star College, Baker Hughes and the Texas Workforce Commission are launching a pilot program to provide accelerated training for students interested in a Field Service Technician career in the energy industry. Pictured (left to right) are Muzzamil Khider, vice president of HR for Oilfield Services, Baker Hughes; Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor; Robert D. Andrade - program manager for the High Demand Job Training and Texas Industry Partnership Programs, Texas Workforce Commission; Michael Gutierrez, talent development manager Workforce Solutions.

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