Houston, TX, November 1, 2018– NextOp, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received a generous $10,000 donation from Shell to support multiple programs including the 2018 Shell Petrochemical Industry Day. The overall goal and mission of NextOp is to recruit, train and place high-performing middle-enlisted military leaders into industry careers. This would not be possible without the assistance we receive from our corporate partners like Shell.

The NextOp Employment Program has placed over 1,420 veterans into industry careers since launching in March 2015. With this grant partnership, NextOp Veterans will be able to successfully guide more veterans through their post-military transition and place them into their next career. Shell’s investment will help us improve our military employment programs and continue our mission to help assist transitioning veterans into all industries, including the energy industry. In addition, the Shell Petrochemical Industry Day, inspires many veterans to look at 2-year educational opportunities that lead into great careers.

“Shell has been one of our best Partners since we started in 2015. Their commitment as a company to attract, recruit, retain and build military talent is truly special and should be a best practice across the industry. We are proud to have hosted two successful industry days with Shell and are excited to plan and execute more on November 15th in Texas with aspirations to execute one in Louisiana,” stated NextOp Executive Director John Boerstler.

Shell works to build strong relationships to improve the future of its communities. “Shell is proud to provide NextOp with the donation and support to execute programs that educate, empower and attract military service men and women to the energy industry and Shell,” says Scott Ballard, Executive Vice President, Human Resources North America.

About Shell

Shell Workforce Development and Diversity Outreach (WDDO) understand that vibrant and healthy communities create benefits in society for everyone. Public health, civic engagement and workforce development are a few key focus areas for WCSI Team. Together with national programs and community college partners, WCSI is looking to create economic opportunities, provide relief after natural disasters and increase the impact of volunteerism. For more information, visit www.shell.com/sustainability, www.shell.us/energyizeyourfuture

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Anna Bowers at (832) 735-0051 or email at anna@nextopvets.org.