Motiva and Kyndryl US Dedicate Computer Lab to ABC, Inc.


Last updated 10/31/2023 at 2:56pm

Those pictured who were present at the dedication ceremony include Motiva industry leaders' Anthony Dayao, Susan Flowers, Jarod Parnell, Kyndryl US industry leaders' Matthew Foss, Marc Slater, Ashish Parashar, ABC Southeast Texas Chapter Board of Director leaders' Colby Plaia - Turner Industries, Craig Messer - ISC Constructors, Le Short - Mason Construction, Demp Suchanek – Performance Contractors, Michael Roebuck Jr. – Echo Maintenance, ABC Southeast Texas Chapter Education Committee industry leaders' Marcus Henslee – ISC 2 Constructors, Shaun Dunn – Excel USA, and ABC Southeast Texas Chapter industry leaders' Shandi Conner, Jane Gimler, Kimberly Bernard, and Kenneth Wahl.

Motiva and Kyndryl US Dedicate Computer Lab to Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Southeast Texas Chapter's Training Center (Nederland, TX | October 30, 2023) - Motiva and partner Kyndryl US donated a new, state-of the-art computer lab to Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) Southeast Texas Chapter's Training Center on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. The new computer lab was donated to enhance the existing computer lab, which ensures that all job certification testing is now conducted exclusively online. Industry leaders present for the dedication ceremony included representatives from both Motiva and Kyndryl US, along with representatives of the chapter's board of directors, education committee, and leadership team. "Supporting workforce and training is a key pilar of our corporate citizenship. We are lucky to have options like ABC Trade in our area to provide flexible hours for training individuals seeking jobs in a craft like pipefitting," said Claire Jackson, Social Responsibility and Community Affairs Manager at Motiva. "Staying current with technology makes a stressful process easier with a comfortable environment to take a test." Over 1,000 students have completed training and assessments thus far in 2023 at the ABC Southeast Texas Training Center's facility and that figure continues to grow each year for those individuals securing a craft. "Our mission is to train and produce qualified, craft employees for local industry," said Shandi Conner, President at Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Southeast Texas Chapter's Training Center. "The pledged donations and support received from owner facilities and member contractors allow the training center to keep costs minimal for our students. Industry leaders continue to work diligently to combat the growing concerns of qualified worker shortages in industry and the upgraded computer lab, along with consistent manhour contributions submitted to the chapter's training center, is a tremendous step in the right direction to continue those efforts."


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