Lone Star College to showcase programs at Offshore Technology Conference
Published on: April 30, 2014
Lone Star College will feature its Energy & Manufacturing Institute at the upcoming 2014 Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).
The OTC, held annually at Reliant Park, is the world’s foremost event for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection.
“This is a wonderful opportunity to reach out to industry leaders and reiterate the wide array of customized technical training that we offer, specific to the needs in the rapidly-growing oil and gas business,” said Marshall Schott, LSCS associate vice chancellor academic affairs . “Our participation will also allow us to network and learn from the leading experts in the oil and gas field to ensure Lone Star College students are prepared to fill jobs in this expanding industry.”
The Lone Star College EMI educates and trains employees currently working or seeking a career in the oil and gas, alternative energy or mechanized (automated) production industries.
EMI programs are currently available at all Lone Star Colleges and to better meet the need for highly-trained technical workers, Lone Star College will open the new EMI building at LSC-University Park later this year. The 70,000-square-foot EMI facility will set a new standard for producing a highly-skilled, well-trained workforce and features 28 labs, five classrooms and two simulation rooms – all designed to serve a larger student population and to meet the growing demand.
“The Lone Star College Energy & Manufacturing Institute was developed with extensive input from our partners in the energy and manufacturing industries,” said Schott. “Because of these partnerships, EMI students will learn cutting-edge techniques and processes relative to the immediate need in the workforce.”
Education and training at EMI is offered in machining, manufacturing, engineering technology, energy technology, computer technology, logistics, project management and much more.
For more information about the Lone Star College Energy & Manufacturing Institute, please visit our booth #703 during the OTC, or go to LoneStar.edu/EMI
The OTC, to be held May 5-8, is among the largest trade shows held annually in the United States and attracts more than 80,000 participants and more than 2,700 companies. It was founded and first held in 1969.
Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community college systems in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, seven centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online.