ALVIN, Texas--Ascend Performance Materials will offer classes to hundreds of its team members at its Chocolate Bayou facility after a grant from the Texas Workforce Commission was awarded to Alvin Community College and Ascend.
The $331,697 grant from TWC’s Skills Development Fund will be administered by ACC for Ascend team members, and classes will be held at the school’s campus and on-site at the company’s plant. More than 280 of Ascend’s team members will receive 14,124 hours of training in operations leadership, maintenance leadership and engineering. The grant will fund 39 training courses and classes will begin the third week of August.
“We’re in a globally competitive marketplace and we work with rapidly evolving technology,” said Curt Thompson, learning and development leader at Ascend’s Chocolate Bayou facility. “We know we must continue to invest in our team members to sustain ourselves as a business and this grant will help us further their growth. We’re grateful for the support from the Texas Workforce Commission and the help from our friends at Alvin Community College.”
This is the third Texas Workforce Commission grant since 2008 that has funded industrial education courses for Ascend’s team members in Chocolate Bayou.
Ascend Performance Materials is one of the world’s largest fully-integrated producers of nylon 6,6 resin and nylon intermediate chemicals. The company has approximately 3,500 full-time and contract personnel, including approximately 925 in Chocolate Bayou.
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About Ascend Performance Materials
Ascend Performance Materials is a global premium provider of high-quality chemicals, fibers and plastics. Ascend is one of the world’s largest integrated PA66 producers, with its own in-house manufacturing facilities, ensuring total security of supply. Ascend’s product range has earned it an unequalled reputation for quality, innovative techniques and an enlightened approach to business that expands the horizons of possibility. With eight global locations and more than 3,200 people working at our sites around the world, Ascend has the inspiration, the expertise, the people and the attitude toward innovation to consistently deliver the right solution for customers.
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More information about Ascend can be found at www.ascendmaterials.com.
About SK Capital
SK Capital is a private investment firm with a disciplined focus on the specialty materials, chemicals and healthcare sectors. The firm’s purpose is to build strong and growing businesses that create substantial long-term economic value. SK utilizes its industry, operating and investment experience to identify opportunities to transform businesses into higher performing organizations with improved strategic positioning, growth and profitability as well as lower operating risk. SK Capital’s portfolio companies generate revenues of approximately $8 billion annually and employ approximately 9,000 people. The firm currently manages more than $1.5 billion of committed capital. For more information, please visit www.skcapitalpartners.com.