August 31, 2015
Manager, Corporate Communications
Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC
President, Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools
LINCOLN, Neb. –– Koch companies Flint Hills Resources, Koch Fertilizer and Molex are contributing $200,000 over four years to The Career Academy (TCA) in Lincoln. TCA offers career pathways for high school and college students and is a partnership of Lincoln Public Schools, Southeast Community College and local business and industry. The grand opening was held August 10 at the new TCA facility on the Southeast Community College campus.
“Exposing students to a wide range of career opportunities is what TCA is all about. Partners like Koch Fertilizer, Flint Hills Resources and Molex enable students to experience skilled and technical opportunities for themselves throughout southeast Nebraska,” said Wendy Van, president of the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools. “Education is changing to be more adaptive to our economy and our communities’ needs. Our business partners are critical to making that education come alive by opening their doors to students. We are very grateful.”
“Koch companies know the importance of providing opportunities through education,” said Koch Community Affairs Director Laura Hands. “The Career Academy works to prepare students for college and career, providing hands-on early exposure to high-skill, high-demand careers.”
TCA brings together academic institutions with business and industry, which are helping to support the academy through resources, mentorships and internships. See below for a full list of supporters of TCA.
Black Hills Energy
Community Health Endowment
Farm Credit Services of America
Flint Hills Resources
Home Builders Association of Lincoln and Lincoln Home Builders Care Foundation
Lancaster County Farm Bureau
Lancaster County Medical Society
Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
Lincoln Community Foundation
Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development
Lincoln Public Schools
REALTORS Association of Lincoln
Lois I. Johnson Endowed Scholarship
Mary Sweet Memorial
Miller Family Endowment
Nagayasu Family Diversity Fund
National Research Corporation
Wellman Heating & Air
Southeast Community College
Foundation For Lincoln Public Schools
For more information about The Career Academy, visit online at thecareer.academy.
About Flint Hills Resources
Flint Hills Resources, LLC, through its subsidiaries, is an industry leader in refining, chemicals, and biofuels and ingredients. Its subsidiaries produce and market gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, asphalt, ethanol, biodiesel, liquefied natural gas, olefins, polymers, intermediate chemicals, as well as base oils, inedible corn oil and distillers grains. The refining business operates refineries in Minnesota and Texas, with a combined crude oil processing capacity of more than 600,000 barrels per day, and owns a 50 percent interest in a lubricants base oil facility in Louisiana. The chemicals business has production facilities in Illinois, and Texas. The biofuels business operates ethanol plants in Georgia, Iowa and Nebraska, has invested in a biodiesel plant in Nebraska, and holds equity investments in bioenergy companies. Another subsidiary is pursuing opportunities in liquefied natural gas for high horsepower fuel markets.
About Koch Fertilizer
Koch Fertilizer, LLC and its affiliates own or have interests in nitrogen fertilizer plants in the United States, Canada, and Trinidad and Tobago. The companies cover global demand through state-of-the-art terminals in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, France and the United Kingdom. Koch Fertilizer, LLC and its affiliates have the capability to market and distribute more than 13 million tons of fertilizer products annually. Koch Fertilizer, LLC is a subsidiary of Koch Ag & Energy Solutions, LLC. www.kochfertilizer.com
Molex Incorporated is a global manufacturer of electronic, electrical and fiber optic interconnection systems. It offers about 100,000 products to a number of markets, including mobile devices, infotech, consumer electronics, automotive, telecommunications, industrial, medical, military and aerospace. The company employs over 42,000 people in 39 countries.
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