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, from left, are Eric A. Roe, Ph.D., UT-PETEX executive director and Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., LSC chancellor.

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 pre-eminent 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.

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