Lone Star College, University of Texas Petroleum Extension to launch collaborative relationship

By: Bill Van Tysdam
| Published 09/26/2019

Lone Star College and the University of Texas Petroleum Extension have agreed to work together to offer customized training in the oil and gas industry. Taking part in the signing ceremony (pictured left to right) are Eric A. Roe, Ph.D., UT-PETEX exe
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THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Lone Star College and The University of Texas at Austin Engineering Executive Education, Petroleum Extension (UT-PETEX) announced a reciprocal agreement to further advance each other’s services for customized training in the oil and gas upstream, midstream and downstream industry.

“Lone Star College is the preeminent workforce training institution in the greater Houston area,” said Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor. “We look forward to working with UT-PETEX in this new endeavor to help companies maintain a trained workforce.”

UT-PETEX, a unit of The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, is headquartered at the university’s J.J. Pickle Research Campus in North Austin and has been at the forefront of global learning solutions powering the oil and gas industry.

“We train industry professionals at all experience levels around the globe in new technologies, cutting-edge equipment, and current industry standards and practices that help build a more competent, prepared workforce,” said Eric A. Roe, Ph.D., UT-PETEX executive director. “This concerted effort between our institutions will help address the substantial workforce needs in the oil and gas industry.”

The collaborative relationship also includes UT-PETEX leasing office and instructional space at LSC-University Park.

“The synergy between Lone Star College and UT-PETEX will pave the way to a stronger energy workforce which will lead to greater energy independence for our nation,” said Head.

About UT_PETEX

The Petroleum Extension (PETEX®), a unit of the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, is a leading producer of reliable learning resources and training for the oil and gas industry. For 75 years, PETEX has been at the forefront of global learning. Through our industry relationships, built over decades, we’ve gained unparalleled access to current expertise, as well as insight into the ever-changing needs and challenges that our oil and gas clients face.

At PETEX, our ultimate goal is to give every student the knowledge that the industry requires to efficiently, effectively, and most importantly, safely do their job. We train industry professionals at all experience levels around the globe in new technologies, cutting-edge equipment, and current industry standards and practices that help build a more competent, prepared workforce. Over the years, PETEX has worked with companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, Occidental Petroleum, Schlumberger, Saudi Aramco and others, as well as institutions of higher education, offering programs and resources that train industry professionals. Outside of hands-on training, we offer many resources including publications, certificate programs, and custom courses. PETEX’s commitment to global workforce success remains constant. With a wide range of educational opportunities and resources, we are equipped to meet the needs of those looking to learn more.

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.

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