Industry: Natural Resources, Utilities & Energy Partnership: The San Jacinto College Project Business Need: Recruiting & Efficiency

Through a partnership with San Jacinto College, called the “San Jacinto College Project”, high school graduates and unemployed young people are recruited to work in the petrochemical industry.

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"LyondellBasell’s strong partnership with San Jacinto College helps ensure that we have a pipeline of skilled talent with the knowledge and skills required to advance the products and solutions our world needs."
Bhavesh V. Patel, Chief Executive Officer of LyondellBasell


The Gulf Coast is experiencing widespread expansions in the petrochemical industry and is facing the retirement of over half of its current workforce.  As a result, LyondellBasell has trouble filling roles with skilled employees.


With the support of LyondellBasell, San Jacinto College is building the Center for Petrochemical, Energy, and Technology (CPET). LyondellBasell employees also work with SJC employees to recruit students.


  • SJC named as a Top 5 U.S. Community College
  • SJC enrollment has increased by 47% since its founding
  • SJC graduation has increased by 67% since its founding
  • Increased success in LyondellBasell and the petrochemical industry

Source: How CEOs Are Helping Close America’s Skills Gap. Business Roundtable Report. June 2017. p. 48.

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