Victoria College honored with prestigious Eagle Ford Excellence Award
STEER Award

The South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) recently honored Victoria College with an Impact Award at its 2015 Eagle Ford Excellence Awards. The awards honor leading companies and organizations working in or with the oil and gas industry for going above and beyond to implement new technologies and programs leading to safe, responsible and collaborative economic growth throughout South Texas.

VC's Impact Award, one of eight awards in four categories, recognizes the work and dedication of nonprofit organizations and educational institutions working directly and indirectly to impact the oil and gas industry in South Texas.

Victoria College was nominated for the award by the Victoria Economic Development Corporation for its new Emerging Technology Complex which opened its doors June 1. The state-of-the-art facility, comprised of the three-story Conference & Education Center and the two-story Industrial Training Center, will allow VC to offer new programs in the oil and gas industry related programs in the industrial trades.

“The Industrial Training Center houses six high-bay training areas with six related classrooms,” said Jennifer Yancey, VC’s vice president of college advancement and external affairs. “We’ve already expanded our industrial training offerings to include two brand-new programs – Machining and Industrial Maintenance Mechanic.”

Other STEER award recipients were Listo Services, FTS International, Energy Waste, NuStar Energy L.P., Exclusive Energy Services, Weatherford, and Falls City Education Foundation.

“It’s truly an honor to be recognized by the South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable,” said Yancey. “The Emerging Technology Complex became a reality in large part due to the amazing support of the community and VC’s business and industry partners. The entire community can be proud of this unique facility as well as this statewide recognition.”

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Victoria College administrators and staff present to receive the Impact Award were, left to right: Sherri Pall, director of workforce and continuing education; Dr. David Hinds, president; Jennifer Yancey, vice president of college advancement and external affairs; Domingo Villarreal, director of industrial programs; and Tempi McLeod, manager of the Emerging Technology Complex.

 

Published: Friday, 11 December 2015
 

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