BP donates $4 million to San Juan College
Posted at: 08/16/2012 3:32 PM
| Updated at: 08/16/2012 3:38 PM
By: KOB.com staff
BP America Production Company is giving $4 million to San Juan College to help build a new facility for students pursuing careers in energy-related fields.
The donation to the San Juan College' School of Energy aims to help meet growing workforce development needs in the San Juan Basin’s energy industry .
The money will be used in the development of a new building on the Farmington campus and state-of-the-art curriculum and training courses in disciplines ranging from natural gas to solar power.
The School of Energy already graduates approximately 250 students a year in associate degree and certificate energy-focused programs, while training even more students in various industry studies.
In addition to BP's donation, San Juan College’s governing board has pledged $2 million toward the project.
BP is the fourt largest natural gas producer in New Mexico, with operations centered around Farmington.