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Jan 27, 2023

TRUE Grant Update

WTC Receives $500,000 Grant to Offer Well Control Training

Western Texas College proudly announces that a $500,000 grant was received that enabled the construction of a Well Control training lab. The new lab benefits Petroleum Technology students, petroleum industry clients, and well-servicing employees in drilling, workover, intervention, and operational procedures.

“The College obtained the grant through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board thanks to a partnership with North Central Texas College in Gainesville, Texas,” said Dr. Barb Beebe, College President.

The Texas Reskilling and Upskilling for Education (TRUE) grant delivered $500,000 to the College for the purchase of cutting-edge simulators and teaching tools from Drilling Systems, the world’s leading provider of advanced drilling simulation technology.

Currently, the closest sites to Snyder for Well Control training in Texas are in Odessa and San Antonio.

“Well control training and the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) certificate allow WTC Petroleum Technology students and industry employees to show that they have learned the latest in safety and efficiency for the oil and gas industry,” said Margo Mitchell, WTC’s Director of Workforce Development.

For more information, contact Margo Mitchell at College on the Square by calling 325-574-6581 or email cos@wtc.edu. More information is also available at wtc.edu/wellcontrol.

The lab is located at WTC’s Opportunity Center.

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