Pumpjack simulator constructed at the Estevan CampusOctober 23, 2017
Long Time Dream Comes True for Estevan Campus
Earlier this summer a long time dream was realized at the Southeast College Estevan Campus. Since the campus opened its doors in January 2011, Southeast College staff have envisioned oilfield equipment as part of their landscape. This equipment provides the opportunity for a hands-on learning environment, which allows students to put theory into practice. The College has worked diligently to form and nurture partnerships with industry throughout the region. These partnerships are what have made the simulated lease project possible.
“Partnerships such as these are key to the continued success of the College. We appreciate all of the work and donations that were committed to the project thus far, “says Dion McGrath, President and CEO of Southeast College.
Potential uses of the pump jack include training opportunities for programs such as Oil and Gas Rig Worker. This program was developed to give basic knowledge of the oil industry to potential new employees in the oil and gas field.
One of the partners, Dwight Packer of Skylift Services Inc. had this to say about the project, “Skylift Services was pleased to be asked to participate in the simulated lease project. Southeast College provides valuable education for the oilfield in southeast Saskatchewan.”
Future plans for expansion of the project includes adding a non-operating motor, tanks, a doghouse and fencing. Companies interested in collaborating with the College are encouraged to call Faye Billington at 306-848-2530.
Southeast College is proud to be the Trainer of Choice in Southeast Saskatchewan, serving approximately 8,000 learners and producing more than 5,000 graduates annually.
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