In the late 1990’s, the chemical industry suffered an unprecedented shortage of process technicians and was faced with the fact that many of these highly technical jobs would go unfilled. But LCA members were committed to Louisiana’s future. To insure that future, LCA members partnered and collaborated with key stakeholders to provide support for developing a better, prepared workforce in Louisiana. LCA, the Governor’s Workforce Commission, higher education and the community colleges took a proactive step to advance the Process Technology Program.

PTEC is offered as a two-year associate degree program in the community college or vocational technical setting. It is designed to prepare men and women with the hands-on practical skills and training needed for a career in plants, refineries and other industries. For PTEC testimonials, click here.
This standardized curriculum developed by industry representatives and educators contributes to the skill improvement of the workforce pool and allows the chemical industry to compete and attract new projects 

Louisianans want to work and LCA member companies want to hire Louisiana workers!