Governor Greg Abbott Visits the Welding Department at Odessa College

Odessa, Texas/February 3, 2023-On Thursday, February 2nd, Governor Greg Abbott visited the Welding Department at Odessa College, where he, OC President, Dr. Gregory Williams, State Representative, District 81 Brooks Landgraf, State Senator, District 31 Keven Sparks and other officials held a WORKFORCE OF TOMORROW Roundtable discussing the impact that welding has on oil and gas and manufacturing.

(Greg Abbott, Governor-State of Texas)

The Odessa College welding Department serves students from Ector County ISD and other school districts from around the Permian Basin and West Texas providing graduates that are trained and skilled welders.

(Syed Muhammad Naqvi-AWS, CWI, CWE-Department Chair-Industrial Technology-School of Business & Industry-Odessa College)

Currently there is a high demand for welders in the oil and gas and manufacturing sectors. Odessa College’s Welding program is trying meet the demand.

(Willie Taylor, CEO-Permian Basin Workforce Board CEO-Midland, Texas)

For DRB Media Communications Digital News, Danny Barrera

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