economic development partnerships
jackson county chamber of commerce
One way the refinery helps support local business is through active membership in the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. The refinery’s Procurement team encourages material and service providers to join and participate in the Chamber. Procurement also coordinates the refinery’s participation in the Jackson County Industrial Trade Show by staffing a Chevron booth at the annual event. The trade show provides a unique opportunity for suppliers and contractors to network with buyers and sourcing decision-makers to showcase their products and services.
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 200 MGCCC graduates, hosted 280 interns and co-ops, and provided course scholarships to 100 students.