September 20, 2019 – Power management company Eaton is working to help customers close the petrochemical industry skills gap through partnerships with industry and higher education institutions, with the intent to prepare current and next generation professionals for success. Eaton contributed more than $2 million to help San Jacinto College (San Jac) establish its Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology (CPET), which held its grand opening today in Houston.
Eaton’s consulting, electrical design services and equipment donations helped San Jacinto create a hands-on environment and curriculum for students to study complex energy technologies and ultimately enter the regional workforce better prepared for success.
In support of San Jac’s energy industry program, Eaton designed and equipped the electrical labs and power system at the facility’s glycol plant. Additionally, San Jac students will have ongoing access to Eaton experts and the Eaton Experience Center in Houston for supplementary hands-on training in electrical systems powering petrochemical operations.
Eaton’s collaboration with San Jac is part of a long-term, multipronged effort to provide education, training and industry programs for current and next generation electrical industry leaders. To learn more about Eaton’s work to bridge the industry skills gap, visit Eaton.com/NextGenEducation.
Eaton recently named Vinay Varma vice president of the oil and gas segment for its Electrical business. Varma and his team are working with customers to tailor Eaton solutions to meet their project, maintenance, repair and service needs.
Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 100,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.
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