Opportunity Roadmap

The Golden Pass LNG export project is creating opportunities for Southeast Texas residents and businesses to grow. The Opportunity Roadmap is a series of programs designed to provide the knowledge, training and information needed to begin a career or compete for work with industry.

Key Stats

People have attended job readiness workshops and seminars in the Southeast Texas region.
Local businesses from the nine-county area have joined a local vendor list.

Every success story is unique. That’s why the Opportunity Roadmap includes varied programs to help you improve your life, regardless of where you are starting from or what you hope to achieve. Find a program that might help you and learn more about what’s being offered:

Local Business Initiative
Join the list of more than 500 businesses in Southeast Texas receiving priority consideration for work with the Golden Pass export project.
Job Readiness Training
Golden Pass sponsored Job Readiness Seminars for more than 600 attendees and is working with local schools to prepare students for the workforce.
Small Business Courses
Golden Pass is sponsoring FREE small business webinars in partnership with the Lamar State College - Port Arthur Small Business Development Center.
Scholarship for Process Technology
Golden Pass LNG's Scholarship for Process Technology supports local high school graduates pursuing careers as operators.
Local Business Forum
Over 200 businesses participated in our Local Business Forum in 2019 to learn about opportunities for work with the project
SETX Workforce Guide
An online resource for job seekers to get started on their journey toward a job with local industry.

Local Business Initiative

Golden Pass LNG announced the Local Business Initiative in October 2015. The Local Business Initiative gave local businesses an opportunity to get “pre-screened” to compete for work with the proposed Golden Pass LNG export project.

Own a local business? Sign up to be on a priority list of vendors by registering with CCZ JV, the project’s Engineering, Procurement & Construction contractor, at GoldenPassLNG.com/vendors.



Job Readiness Training

The Workforce Readiness initiative, launched in 2018, has held 15 Job Readiness Training workshops with a total attendance of 600 and created partnerships with multiple local schools and organizations to ensure that together, we create a bright future for this area.




The session helped prepare students for the career interview process, taught them what to expect and what is expected of them in order to excel,
Marlon Hickman, Golden Pass Site Environmental/Regulatory Advisor

Small Business Courses

Are you interested in starting or growing your business?

The Lamar State College - Port Arthur Small Business Development Center is offering Small Business Development webinars to help local business owners take part in the growth brought to Southeast Texas by local industry, including Golden Pass LNG export project.

Register today! Click a link below to register for a specific course. Once you create a user name and password, you can register for specific courses. Once registered, you will receive an email with a link to your course. Please call the SBDC at 409-984-6531 with any questions.

Starting Your Business Part 1

Starting Your Business Part 2

Small Business Marketing

Understanding Your Financial Statements

How to Improve Your Website and Make It Work Better For You

Cybersecurity For Small Businesses

Business Continuity in a COVID-19 World

Business Plan Basics

How to Do Business with the State of Texas

QuickBooks 2020 Chart of Accounts and Preferences

QuickBooks2020 Invoicing and Receiving Customer Payments

QuickBooks2020: Payroll

The Lamar State College-Port Arthur SBDC is a business advising and training center of the University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast SBDC Network serving 32 counties in Southeast Texas. The SBDC program is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Golden Pass LNG takes care of its employees. There’s a culture here that supports growth, teamwork and respect. We recognize the importance of family and life outside of work. We don’t just say we value safety. We take it seriously every day, because we want everyone to go home to their families. I really enjoy working with such a great group of people,
Ginger Plake, Executive Assistant

Scholarship for Process Technology

Golden Pass LNG's Scholarship for Process Technology provides students with full tuition for process technology programs at Lamar Institute of Technology or Lamar State College - Port Arthur, as well as professional career counseling services and mentoring by Golden Pass employees. Students also get an inside look at a typical day for an LNG operator and multiple opportunities to engage with company employees.



Local Business Forum

In June 2019, Golden Pass LNG and CCZJV, the project’s Engineering, Procurement & Construction contractor, hosted a forum to talk about business opportunities, requirements, expectations and timing with local business owners.



SETX Workforce Guide

The Southeast Texas Workforce Guide is an online resource that connects students and job seekers with information about jobs with industry, including those being created by the Golden Pass LNG export project under construction in Sabine Pass.

CCZJV is hiring thousands of construction workers to build the new facility and Golden Pass LNG is hiring about 200 new direct employees to operate it. Golden Pass developed the SETX Workforce Guide to inform local residents about the range of job opportunities being created and provide a step-by-step guide on how to train and apply for them. There are construction jobs available for every skill level – even those without previous industrial experience – and a strong focus on local hiring.

The online guide is designed to help users learn about the industrial field, find jobs they’re interested in, get qualified and apply online. Get started today at SETXWorkforceGuide.com.

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