Midland College to Upgrade Equipment for Career Training 8/15/13
August 15, 2013
Midland – The Texas Workforce Commissions Skills Development Fund is giving Midland College a chance to upgrade equipment with a $300,000 grant. Midland College says they will be purchasing high-tech equipment for high-demand career training. The current oil industry boom is pushing many students to focus on technology careers, with the new equipment the college will be able to continue its quality standards of training their students.
In a press release put out by Midland College, the Dean of Applied Technology Curt Pervier says the Skills Development Fund will provide an commercial truck driving simulator for MC’s diesel technology program. The Transportation Training Program Director Michael Sanchez said, “We have tripled in size since this time last year…The new simulator allows us to program over 100 scenarios for students to practice their driving skills and will allow us to provide each student with an additional 20 hours of ‘behind-the-wheel’ training. The more hands-on experience students receive during their 160-hours of training, the better and safer driver they will be.”