Students benefit from ExxonMobil donation _lowres

Photo provided by Lana Venable -- ExxonMobil donated equipment to the Baker Workforce Development Center March 30 for students' hands-on training in classes. Representatives, from left, include Randy Dore, training coordinator, ExxonMobil Plastics; Wayne Allen, turnaround manager, ExxonMobil Polyolefins; Girard Melancon, executive director of workforce education, Baton Rouge Community College; Angela Zeringue, plant manager, ExxonMobil Polyolefins; and Baker Mayor Harold Rideau.

The Baker Workforce Development Center received a donation from ExxonMobil on March 30 that will enhance training for students hoping to earn high-demand craft careers.

The ExxonMobil Polyolefins Plant in Baton Rouge donated office equipment, functioning pumps and motor bases to provide hands-on training for the center’s millwright students.

The items will improve students learning experiences, Girard Melancon, Baton Rouge Community College’s director of workforce development, said.

On hand for the donation were Baker Mayor Harold Rideau, ExxonMobil Polyolefins Plant Manager Angela Zeringue and students, craft instructors and supporters of the Baker Workforce Development Center, 3262 Baker Blvd.

For information on millwright I and II classes that begin April 20, call (225) 239-2913.