LC students get edge with INEOS simulator

Baytown, TX – Lee College analytics technology and measurements students will receive hands-on training and be better prepared to successfully enter the workforce thanks to a generous donation from INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA (“INEOS”).

Four people standing in front of the analyzer shed. Robert Bradshaw, Site Manager, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Battleground Manufacturing Complex; Dr. Lynda Villanueva, President, Lee College; Marsha Tuha, Executive Director, Lee College Center for Workforce & Community Development; Dave Lierman, Maintenance Supervisor, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Battleground Manufacturing Complex.
(Left to right): Robert Bradshaw, Site Manager, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Battleground Manufacturing Complex; Dr. Lynda Villanueva, President, Lee College; Marsha Tuha, Executive Director, Lee College Center for Workforce & Community Development; Dave Lierman, Maintenance Supervisor, INEOS Olefins & Polymers Battleground Manufacturing Complex.

Last December, INEOS donated an analyzer shelter to Lee College for students who are actively learning about analyzer readings and process operations in the chemical plant industry. Lee College is the only college in the Houston area with a training facility of its kind.

“A motivated, well trained technical workforce is incumbent to safe and reliable operations of our facilities,” said Robert (Bob) Bradshaw, Site Manager for the INEOS Battleground Manufacturing Complex in La Porte. “We at INEOS are proud to partner with Lee College to provide quality educational opportunities which lead to gainful employment for the next generation in our community.”

Most modern chemical plants use analyzer shelters to provide a controlled environment to test and control end products. The analyzer shelter is a container-type structure that protects the measurement components from adverse conditions that can affect analyzer readings.

“Lee College is excited to enhance our Analytical program with the donation from INEOS that allows real-world preparation and hands-on exposure to the actual equipment students will encounter while working in the field,” said Marsha Tuha, executive director of Lee College’s Center for Workforce and Community Development. “When hiring Lee College graduates, employers can be confident their employees received thorough, high-quality training because of resources like the analyzer shelter.”

The analyzer shelter at Lee College will accommodate the components necessary to teach analyzer technology in a real-world setting. Several high demand classes will use the analyzer shelter, including:

  • 16-hour Analyzer troubleshooting
  • 40-hour Introduction to Analyzer training
  • Introduction to Sample Systems
  • Chromatography

Lee College’s Advanced Technical Training Center offers fast-track courses and customized programs for nearly every industry. To learn more about the analytics technology and measurements and other high-demand degrees and certificate programs enrolling now, go to www.lee.edu/workforce.


Lee College offers more than 100 associate degree and certificate programs, as well as non-credit workforce and community education courses, that prepare its diverse student body for advanced higher education; successful entry into the workforce; and a variety of in-demand careers. With the main campus and McNair Center located in Baytown, Texas, and a satellite education center in nearby South Liberty County, the college serves a geographic area of more than 220,000 residents that includes 14 independent school districts. To learn more, visit www.lee.edu.

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