Phillips 66 makes donation to Sweeny ISD

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November 9, 2020 - Phillips 66 Company has donated $100,000 to Sweeny ISD as a part of its Career and Technology Program designed to promote technical training for secondary students interested in pursuing careers in the petrochemical industry including the Catalyst Program. 

Funds from the donation will be utilized by the District to offer courses and other activities, including an apprenticeship or training program.  Students will have the opportunity to earn an industry-recognized credential or certificate in one or more areas related to the petrochemical industry. The donation will help cover costs associated with the Catalyst Program including student scholarships, tuition, supplies and books.

The Catalyst Program allows high school students to take a structured path in order to attain an associate degree, at no cost to the student, in an in-demand field. Sweeny students who complete the program are ready to go straight into a high-skill, high-wage job, all within one year of high school graduation.

Sweeny ISD Superintendent Dr. Tory Hill said, “We are incredibly honored and thankful to receive this donation from Phillips 66.  They do a remarkable job of investing in our students and the future of our community. We look forward to our continued partnership and helping our students achieve their goals.”