Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Institute Division Chair Roy Achemire believes partnering with industry leaders is essential to designing and evolving highly effective educational programs. He was recently featured in two articles describing OSU Institute of Technology’s unique pragmatic approach and how it contributes to his division’s Natural Gas Compression program success.
This month, Achemire presented at a conference held jointly by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City discussing ways to ensure students learn what they'll need to succeed in the workforce. During the conference, he described a relationship began decades ago between OSUIT’s natural gas compressor program and several key organizations to develop a curriculum that fit the industry's needs.
In the full Oklahoman article, Achemire also emphasized the importance of internships to the program, enabling students to gain valuable hands on experience with current technology in the field.
In addition to being featured in The Oklahoman article, Achemire wrote a recent trade magazine editorial in which he described the natural gas compressor program’s collaborative development with industry organizations and its extensive two-year, six-semester curriculum.
He explained the program’s commitment to providing a reliable, continuous source of high-caliber entry-level technicians with the capacity to understand new systems and processes as the industry evolves. He detailed a well-rounded curriculum designed to provide graduates a solid general education with business understanding and employment skills to advance during their careers.
Achemire’s full American Oil and Gas Reporter article was featured in the magazine’s May, 2013 issue.