Siemens Industry donates equipment to VC Electronics Technology/Instrumentation Program

Victoria College’s Electronics Technology/Instrumentation Program recently received a donation of eight variable frequency drives worth a total of $5,100 from Siemens Industry. A variable frequency drive is an electronic controller that adjusts the speed of an electric motor by regulating the power being delivered, which allows more economical control. Don McLain, VC electronics/instrumentation curriculum coordinator and assistant professor, expressed his appreciation to Siemens for its generous support. “These drives will fill a niche that was missing in our AC/DC motor control class,” McLain said. “This donation will give our students hands-on experience with variable frequency drives. I think it’s a great improvement to our program.” Scott Sorensen, target account manager for Siemens Industry, Inc., said the donation came as part of Siemen’s corporate social responsibility to bring cutting-edge technology to tomorrow’s workforce. “Today’s manufacturers expect a technical workforce,” Sorensen said.  “We owe it to students to prepare them and help them learn the latest technology possible. When we see a great program like this one offered at Victoria College, it speaks volumes to us. We really like what Victoria College is doing. The sky’s the limit on what we can do together.” Pictured with the drives, from left, are: Patrick Mason and Mark Olsovsky, electronics/instrumentation instructors; McLain, Stephen Prachyl, Siemens Industry business development manager; and Sorensen.
Published: Thursday, 18 June 2015

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