Chevron Pascagoula Refinery presented eight scholarships worth more than $14,000 to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College students on February 13 at the college’s Jackson County Campus in Gautier. Eight additional students will have their scholarships renewed this semester, with these awards totaling $11,000. Scholarship awardees are enrolled in the Process Technology and engineering programs.
In 2006, Chevron Pascagoula Refinery and MGCCC partnered to bring an innovative Process Operations Technology program to the Gautier campus. The courses train students to work at the refinery and other plants across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Five years later, MGCCC created the Maintenance Process Technologies program. This includes Instrument and Controls Technology, Welding Technology, Pipefitting, Millwright/Outside Machinist Technology, and Precision Manufacturing and Machining Technology programs.
In 2015, MGCCC and Mississippi State University (MSU) partnered to develop the Engineering on the Coast program. Students earn a two-year associate of science degree from MGCCC and transfer to MSU to complete their bachelor’s degrees.
Chevron has provided more than 100 scholarships to students in the Operations and Maintenance tracks since the programs began.