Central Tech was the recipient of a couple of industry donations this summer.
“Donations from industry help further the education of our students by training on equipment they will use when they graduate and are employed in industry,” says Central Tech superintendent Ron Dyer.
Central Tech received an equipment donation from Enduro Pipeline Services, Inc., August 15, 2016 at Central Tech’s Pipeline Training facility in Drumright.
Enduro Pipeline Services, Inc. has their corporate headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma with additional service and products center in Calgary, Canada. Enduro provides In-line-Inspection Services, cleaning pigs, tracking equipment plus project management services to the pipeline industry.
The equipment donated by Enduro includes: two 24″ pipeline cleaning pigs, one 8″ cleaning pig and two Enduro Pig Poppers. “This technology will be beneficial to Central Tech’s pipeline training,” says Ryan LeForce, industrial coordinator for Central Tech’s Pipeline & Safety training.
“Enduro is pleased to be able to provide equipment to help train and educate the next generation of pipeliners,” said Dwane Laymon, President of Enduro Pipeline Services. “We understand the importance of having qualified and well trained personnel in the field and look forward to building a lasting and beneficial relationship with Central Technology”.
With the assistance of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education, Central Tech acquired a KUKA KR16 robotic arm that can lift up to 16 kilograms and be outfitted with almost any end-of-arm tool for the ElectroMechanical Systems class, as well as, a Fanuc Automotive Welding robot. Instructor Joe Carter says, “This type of equipment is important to my students because it’s becoming a big part of manufacturing and the maintenance on it is high-tech.”
Central Tech appreciates both donations and thanks Enduro and the Oklahoma Department of CareerTech for helping give our students a higher quality industry specific training. For more information about Central Tech and their Pipeline Technology or ElectroMechanical Systems programs, go to CentralTech.Edu or call 918.352.2551.