Power-Generation Students, Faculty Receive Training in Florida

Pennsylvania College of Technology Logo

Pennsylvania College of Technology Logo

Williamsport – Three Pennsylvania College of Technology students and an instructor of diesel technology technology/heavy construction equipment recently traveled to Florida to attend a power-generation convention and Electrical Generating Systems Association School.School of Natural Resources Management faculty member Paul A. Zenga accompanied students Benjamin G. Anderson, of Kane, and Matthew T. Churico, electrical power generation technology majors; and Joshua E. Henne, enrolled in the heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis major.

All attended the 20th anniversary POWER-GEN International Convention on Dec. 2. at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, where companies from all over the world gathered to present, provide details regarding, and possibly sell their products.

Students had the whole day to network with industry professionals, explore vendor booths and seek job opportunities. Some of the major companies that attended the event included Caterpillar, GE Energy, Hitachi, Eaton, Doosan, Alstom and Magnum Products.

Like the convention itself, the EGSA School — held Dec. 3-5 — attracted a diverse crowd of individuals involved with sales, marketing, education, mechanics, engineering, etc. Through the three-day course, the students learned about basic electricity, prime movers, alternators/generators, voltage regulators, governors, transfer switches, basic generators, and specifications and bid documents. At the end of the course, each attendee received a certificate of completion for the training.

“The school was full of excellent knowledge that the students can use in the near future,” said Zenga, who also is an alumnus of the college’s heavy construction equipment technology: technician emphasis major.

For more information about the School of Natural Resources Management, visit http://www.pct.edu/schools/nrm or call (570) 320-8038.

For more information about Penn College, visit http://www.pct.edu, e-mail admissions@pct.edu or call (800) 367-9222.

Advertisements
Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: