Since the beginning of the Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) Process Technology (PTEC) program, BRCC has found a key partner in Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. as they work together to meet the needs of the region's petrochemical industry.
Founded in 1978, Formosa Plastics serves industry as a supplier of plastic resins and petrochemicals. Over the past several decades, Formosa Plastics has grown to 2,400 employees who operate 20 production units in six business divisions.
Throughout the history of the college’s PTEC program, Formosa has provided continued funding support through the BRCC Foundation, allowing for the development and sustainment of student scholarship opportunities and the acquisition of equipment needed for successful training.
In more recent years, Formosa Plastics has focused its efforts on helping the college complete its newest facility, BRCC Central.
Formosa Plastics has given generously to prepare BRCC Central to meet the workforce training demands of this ever-growing industry.
“It is important to have friends you can count on,” said Charlie Freeburgh, Vice Chancellor for Workforce Development at Baton Rouge Community College. “We are blessed to have had Formosa Plastics as a close friend from the very beginning.”
As part of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System celebration of 50 Businesses in 50 Days, BRCC is proud to honor the Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. as a true ally in the college’s commitment to student success.