CCSCT Awarded $5,000 ConocoPhillips Grant

Community Council of South Central Texas and ConocoPhillips team up to provide area scholarships to prospective trade students.

SOUTH CENTRAL, TEXAS: Community Council of South Central Texas is proud to announce they are ConocoPhillips Philanthropic Corporate Fund Distribution grant recipients for 2020 in the amount of $5,000.

With the grant, CCSCT plans to provide workforce training opportunities through educational scholarships to at least five Fall 2020 students in order to empower and transition them out of poverty by gaining employment in high demand industrial fields. Scholarship recipients may reside in Karnes, Live Oak, or McMullen County and may select a trade at the participating institutions:

Automotive Technology/Auto Mechanics

Automotive service technicians and mechanics inspect, maintain, and repair cars and light trucks. Most automotive service technicians and mechanics work in well-ventilated and well-lit repair shops. Although technicians often identify and fix automotive problems with computers, they commonly work with greasy parts and tools, sometimes in uncomfortable positions.

Colleges offering training: Alamo Colleges – St. Phillips College, Coastal Bend College, Del Mar College, Texas State Technical College – Waco & Harlingen, and Victoria College

Entry Level Electricians

Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems. Almost all electricians work full time. Work schedules may include evenings and weekends. Overtime is common.

Colleges offering training: Alamo Colleges – St. Phillips College (Electrical Trades), Del Mar College (Electrical Trades), Texas State Technical College – Waco (Electrical Construction Technology), and Victoria College (Electronics Technology)

Hydraulics Technician

Hydraulic technicians work in engineering and manufacturing settings, where they help hydraulic engineers design, develop, manufacture or repair equipment, systems and machines that use pressurized fluids.

Colleges offering training: Alamo Colleges – St. Phillips College

Industrial and/or Electrical Instrumentation

Instrumentation and controls technicians install, maintain, troubleshoot, repair and replace process control equipment to produce quality products, and ensure environmental protection, safety and cost-effective operations. Instrumentation and control technician work in any of a number of different industries such as chemical, petrochemical, power generation, manufacturing, hospital/medical equipment, construction, and many others.

Colleges offering training: Alamo CollegesSt. Phillips College (Automated Industrial Process), Alamo Colleges – Palo Alto College (Industrial Technology Instrumentation), Texas State Technical College – Waco, and Victoria College

To qualify, prospective recipients must have a household income of 125% or below the federal poverty guideline. The recipient may also qualify for CCSCT services including utility, home, or rental payment assistance, disaster relief, educational or work transportation cost assistance, and case management which includes assistance in finding employment. “A key strategy in finding employment is to improve job skills through education…” states Grant Writer Alma Adamez, “the ConocoPhillips scholarship would be a means to obtaining the necessary education to improve job skills.”

CCSCT will work with colleges to make sure that the scholarship recipient is accepted for enrollment and completes financial aid applications. Scholarship payments will be made by the college using their standard procedures. Students must maintain fulltime enrollment and remain in good academic standing to continue receiving the scholarship.

To find out more or to apply, please contact CCSCT Program Director, Carol Delgado, at 830-767-2019 or .