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Turner Industries Helps Train and Hire ‘North Baton Rouge Industrial Training Initiative’ Graduates

Turner Industries has made job offers to 22 of the pipe fitter and welder graduates from the first class at the North Baton Rouge Industrial Training Initiative (NBRITI). The NBRITI is a collaborative effort, conceived by ExxonMobil, of the Capital Area Technical College, Baton Rouge Community College, industrial, nonprofit, and community resource partners.  The goal of the initiative’s pilot program was to prepare 50-70 North Baton Rouge area participants for careers in the areas of Pipefitting, Welding, and Electrical through an intensive, short-term training program. Graduates completed a fast-tracked inception, and continue to actively advise on issues regarding craft training in welding and pipe fitting, high demand skilled trades. Andrus Tanner, Turner Supervisor at ExxonMobil, currently mentors two graduates of the program, John Martin and Donald Cook. Pictured above, Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel, Turner Supervisor Andrus Tanner, ExxonMobil Community Dialogue Group Member Lois Dorsey, training initiative graduate John Martin and Councilwoman C. Denise Marcelle celebrate together at the graduation of the NBRITI.