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New Partnership Will Help Active Duty Military Transition to Civilian Careers

New Partnership Will Help Active Duty Military Transition to Civilian Careers

CB&I based in Texas has officially launched the CB&I Craft Development Program for Industrial Electricians, which is part of the company’s long-standing commitment to supporting veterans. CB&I has partnered with Central Louisiana Technical Community College’s (CLTCC) Lamar Salter Campus and Fort Polk, a U.S. Army installation in Louisiana, to train active duty military for careers in the industrial electrical field.

The program is a 16-week training program for active duty military stationed at Fort Polk nearing the end of their service. After successfully completing the program, qualified graduates will receive job offers from CB&I, a certificate of completion from CLTCC and a certificate of completion from the National Center for Construction Education and Research.

“As a fellow veteran, I want the men and women participating in the program to know that CB&I values your leadership, teamwork, strong work ethic and many of the other traits you develop in the U.S. Armed Forces,” said Philip K. Asherman, CB&I’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “These traits are critical to CB&I’s success and a major reason why we are committed to providing careers for those who serve our country. We also are committed to helping prepare active duty military for a successful transition and establishing a pipeline of skilled workers for Louisiana.”

“Fort Polk is excited to see this initiative between CB&I and CLTCC for training our soldiers for civilian careers in the industrial electrical field,” said Brigadier General Gary Brito, Commanding General at Fort Polk. “This is a big deal for our soldiers. I can't think of a better way of showing our soldiers that when they leave active service, they are not alone, but supported by the Army and their communities. I applaud the entire team and thank them for their efforts.”

CB&I is a proud military employer and has a strong track record of supporting the men and women who served in uniform. Some of the company’s recent accomplishments in supporting veterans include: hiring over 5,000 U.S. veterans since 2014; receiving multiple awards from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve; being recognized by G.I. Jobs magazine as a Top Military Friendly Employer; and being a member of the Veterans Job Mission.

About CB&I

CB&I (NYSE:CBI) is a leading provider of technology and infrastructure for the energy industry. With over 125 years of experience and the expertise of more than 40,000 employees, CB&I provides reliable solutions to our customers around the world while maintaining a relentless focus on safety and an uncompromising standard of quality. For more information, visit www.CBI.com.