As submitted to The Beaver County Times (11/13/23)
As a small business owner in the Beaver Valley, I want to acknowledge Shell Polymers Monaca’s commitment to workforce development. Since first announcing the plans to revitalize an existing industrial site to build its state-of-the-art petrochemical facility, Shell has been a partner in helping to strengthen workforce programs and train Beaver County residents for the jobs of today and tomorrow.
This dedication to workforce development focuses on K-12 education as well as post-secondary. The company has donated $1 million to the Community College of Beaver County to develop a regionally distinctive Process Technology program that has provided a vital workforce resource for Beaver County. Additionally, through the Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge, they have given $60,000 to schools for science lab makeovers. They also hosted a Supplier Diversity Summit at the Community College of Beaver County to advance partnership opportunities with small businesses owners in the area.
Shell isn’t just looking at the here and now; they are also making key long-term workforce investments to help secure a prosperous future and additional opportunities for our region.
Dr. David Cutich