PPS recognized for collaborative partnership that is putting job seekers to work

NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. – The Continuing Education Program in New York State (CEANY) recently presented Precision Pipeline Solutions (“PPS”) with an award for their New Construction Gas Operator Training Program.  PPS was recognized by CEANY for outstanding collaboration with a business/organization that has yielded continuing education services or training.  To date the New Construction Gas Operator Training program has helped PPS successfully onboard over 58 qualified workers.

“SUNY Orange has become a catalyst to putting many veterans, unemployed and underemployed job seekers to work at steady well-paying jobs,” said Jon Selander, President of Precision Pipeline Solutions. “The collaborative partnership between Precision Pipeline Solutions and SUNY Orange has resulted in qualified individuals supporting PPS’s growth and becoming PPS’s leaders of tomorrow.  I am very proud of the leadership Erin Livesey and Ed Kleinke provided to get this accomplished.”

The New Construction Gas Operator Training Program with CEANY started in November of 2014.  Program participants gain technical and hands-on experience while performing job-related tasks specific to the Natural Gas industry.  Program participants have the opportunity to earn over 20 Northeast Gas Association (“NGA”) operator qualifications prior to employment.  Without this training it would take an employee several years to acquire the same number of NGA qualifications.

In addition to the program promotion and enrollment, the PPS team collaborated to develop the NGA task based curriculum, hands-on training activities and the time requirements for the classroom and training.  PPS provided training space, the tooling, equipment and materials while preparing the training materials and study guides.  The PPS team also facilitated the testing process.

Precision looks forward to continuing this program along with other training initiatives that continue to strengthen the depth of talent at PPS.  It’s initiatives like the New Construction Gas Operator Training Program that continue to represent the values of Safety, Quality and Trust that PPS is widely known for.

PPS partners with SUNY Orange and Northeast Gas Association for Gas Operator Training

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. - SUNY Orange, in partnership with Precision Pipeline Solutions and Northeast Gas Association, announces its upcoming New Construction Gas Operator Training program will begin on June 15.

This summer's three-week training program marks the fourth class offered jointly by the College and Precision Pipeline and follows three highly successful courses held over the past year. In all, 34 people have graduated from the first three classes, and approximately 90 percent of the graduates from the initial two courses found employment in the industry, many with Precision Pipeline. Placement results from the recently completed class in April are still pending.

"Through the New Construction Gas Operator Program, SUNY Orange has become a catalyst to putting many veterans, unemployed and underemployed job seekers to work at steady well-paying jobs," says Jon Selander, founder and CEO of Precision Pipeline Solutions.  "The collaborative partnership between Precision Pipeline Solutions and SUNY Orange has resulted in qualified individuals supporting PPS's growth and becoming PPS's leaders of tomorrow."

Classes are conducted, in part, at Precision Pipeline's newly renovated facility that offers state-of-the-art technology for students, who will be trained by instructors from the Northeast Gas Association, Precision Pipeline Solutions and SUNY Orange. The program--partially funded by a Job Innovation Accelerator (JIAC) grant and a Trade Adjustment and Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant--is also being supported by Orange County's Workforce Investment Board and Veteran's Services Agency.

The program will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for a total of 120 hours of instruction. Times for the hands-on training elements of the course may vary. The program features training in the following areas: pipe fitting, fusion, installation and inspection; leak detection and gas meter regulation; accident awareness and prevention; blue print and pipeline drawings; and workplace competencies, communication and teamwork skills. Students must be 18 years of age to participate. Those who successfully complete program will receive a program certificate and industry credential from Northeast Gas Association, and will receive job search assistance with local pipeline installation employers. Full scholarships are available. There is a $25 registration fee.

For more information on participant requirements, contact Patricia Kelly, SUNY Orange JIAC Grant Coordinator at (845) 341-9021, or Christine Trieste, SUNY Orange TAACCCT Grant Coordinator, at (845) 341-9718. Information is also available at www.sunyorange.edu/go/training.

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