ROCK SPRINGS – Western Wyoming Community College has enjoyed a long and positive relationship with industry partner ExxonMobil, and that partnership continued recently with the company’s $5,000 donation to WWCC’s Oil and Gas Production Technology Program.
ExxonMobil representative Ben Johnson made the check presentation to WWCC Vice President for Student Learning Lou Flaim and Associate Professor of Technology and Industry Paul Johnson.
“ExxonMobil’s $5,000 donation to the Western Wyoming Community College Oil and Gas Production Technology Program will be used to support its mission to develop students’ technical knowledge and prepare them for careers in the oil and natural gas industry,” Ben Johnson said. “Education in the areas of science and technology is one of ExxonMobil’s key contribution areas. Our involvement with Western Wyoming Community College and support of this important program is very rewarding. We believe that by participating, we’re giving something back to an institution that provides real value for southwest Wyoming.”
ExxonMobil’s support of education at WWCC extends back 20 years, he said.
Flaim and Prof. Paul Johnson thanked ExxonMobil for its continued support of the College and the Oil and Gas program.
“Strong industry partnerships like the one we have with ExxonMobil help to ensure that Western students receive the best possible preparation to serve as safe, efficient and environmentally responsible production technicians in the industry,” Prof. Johnson said. “We very much appreciate ExxonMobil’s continued support of Western.”
WWCC’s Oil and Gas Production Technology Program offers the core courses related to natural gas processing that prepares students for careers as production technicians. Production technicians generally work 40-hour work weeks, perform tasks requiring good mental and physical aptitude, and work with a variety of materials and equipment. The program’s curriculum was developed in partnership with the oil and gas industry; therefore, it provides training that meets the industry’s expectations.