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workforce developmentbuilding the skills for the workforce of tomorrow

We invest in workforce training and job skills development because we know that an educated and skilled workforce leads to economic growth for our business and the communities where we operate. We support a range of job training and workforce development programs that provide opportunities for people to learn career-building skills to succeed in the jobs of the future.

what we're doing

ohio, pennsylvania
and west virginia

The Appalachia Partnership Initiative (API) invested in programs that engaged students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in preparation for careers in the region's high-demand occupations. Support for post-secondary programs focused on workforce development training, apprenticeships, and certifications in energy and advanced manufacturing industries. Through Chevron’s investment, the API has committed $20 million to regional workforce development programs.


ShaleNET - a workforce training program for the oil and natural gas industry, provided scholarships to students at four community colleges in the Tri-state region. The partnership also advances an integrated workforce development program through curriculum resources, supply chain connections, post-secondary training programs and skilled trade certifications.


In Greene County, Pennsylvania, the API funded the Natural Resources course offered at Waynesburg Central High School. The course focused on STEM skills and offered industry certifications. To date, 90 students have graduated, and another 25 are anticipated to graduate at the end of the 2018 school year.

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Through the Appalachia Partnership Initiative, high school teacher Justin Golsky offered a course that provides job certification training for the oil and gas industry. 
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richmond, california

Chevron is committed to supporting the economic development of the Richmond, California, community and is proud to sponsor the Contra Costa County Office of Education’s Regional Occupational Program (ROP). This program offers two separate courses that provide free job training and equip Richmond residents with the skills to compete for well-paying jobs, including technical jobs at Chevron’s Richmond Refinery. ROP courses help students develop strong communication skills, strengthen their analytical skills and teach them how to work productively, both independently and as part of a team.

Between 2009 and 2019, 1025 students graduated from the ROP. Since 2015, the Chevron Richmond Refinery has directly hired over 100 graduates of the ROP program as either Maintenance Mechanics or Process Plant Operators, and many of the other program graduates have gone on to work for other facilities or companies across the energy industry.

pascagoula, mississippi

In 2006, Chevron Pascagoula Refinery and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC) partnered to bring an innovative Process Operations Technology program to the Gautier, Mississippi campus. Five year later, MGCCC created the Maintenance Process Technology program that includes: Instrumentation and Control Technology, Precision Manufacturing and Machining Technology, Mechanical Maintenance Technology, Welding Technology and Marine Pipefitting Technology. Students in the programs learn to work with equipment similar to that used at Chevron’s refinery, making it a natural and valuable pipeline of local talent to help meet our hiring needs. To date, Chevron has hired more than 160 MGCCC graduates, hosted 360 interns and co-ops, and provided course scholarships to 100 students.

midland, texas

In partnership with Casa de Amigos, Chevron supports a job-training program in the Permian Basin that helps equip low-income women and men with the skills to obtain high-paying jobs and attain financial security.

Since its inception in 2011, the program has served more than 300 people, enabling them to gain access to skills training in preparation for future jobs.