Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Names Aggreko 2013 Business Partner of the Year Business Wire HOUSTON -- June 26, 2013 Aggreko, the global leader in rental power, temperature control and oil-free compressed air solutions, was recently recognized as Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology’s (OSUIT) Business Partner of the Year due to the success of its SelecTech Program, currently part of the school’s curriculum. The recognition was made public at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Business Partnership Excellence Award ceremony. Aggreko representatives receive 2013 Business of the Year Award from Oklahoma State University Insti ... Aggreko representatives receive 2013 Business of the Year Award from Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology (Photo: Business Wire) Administered by The Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Institute at Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee, the Aggreko SelecTech Accelerated Career Program provides a unique forum where students learn in class and are also given the opportunity to apply their skills during a series of hands-on experiences. Students work in a variety of jobsite environments, with internships at some of Aggreko’s 50-plus North American service centers. The two-year, six-semester course covers the latest developments in diesel engine systems, engine electronic systems, power generation systems, electric motors and motor controls, electrical distribution synchronization and load sharing, diagnostic procedures, compressed air basics and event-specific equipment. In addition to the technical curriculum, the course includes modules in math, technical writing, psychology, U.S. history and government, and business, as well as develops the students' aptitude for the effective communication of ideas, and interpersonal skills. “From the first moment Aggreko SelecTech students begin their studies, they are preparing for an accelerated and challenging career ahead,” said Devin Murphy, Technician Program Manager, Aggreko North America. “We are delighted to have received the Business of the Year award from OSUIT and continue to help cultivate SelecTech students to not only become skilled technicians, but future leaders as well.” The course also covers the real-life aspects of Aggreko’s business – from assisting with disaster relief operations to supporting unconventional gas shale plays and providing power and cooling services for special events, including internationally known golf tournaments and music concerts. Students travel at least 75-80% of the time — maximizing their exposure to Aggreko, while providing them a well-rounded learning experience. "Effective partnering with industry leaders is an essential part of our success at OSUIT," said Anita Gordy-Watkins, vice president of Institutional Advancement. "They not only provide financial support to our students through scholarships and internships but also resources to the institution and crucial insight to develop our curriculum." Upon completion of the program, SelecTech graduates receive an Associate in Applied Science degree with a focus on diesel and heavy equipment. Graduates also have the opportunity to pursue and accept full-time employment with Aggreko. “Participation has nearly tripled in three years, and we’d like to see up to 50 students by 2017,” said Murphy. “The Aggreko SelecTech program continues to grow in the U.S. and we’ll be opening international locations in the future.” EDITOR’S NOTES About Aggreko Aggreko plc is the world leader in the supply of temporary power and temperature control solutions. Aggreko employs over 5,700 people operating from 194 locations. In 2012 we served customers in about 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately GBP 1.6bn (USD 2.5bn or Euros 2.0bn). Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L), is a member of the FTSE-100 index, and is headquartered in Scotland. For more information, please visit the company website at www.aggreko.com. Aggreko provides power and temperature control solutions to customers who need them either very quickly, or for a short or indeterminate length of time. Examples would be the supply of power to an industrial site which needs to service its permanent power supply, supplying a whole city in times of power shortage, or providing a major sporting event with power and cooling systems. We serve our customers either through our 194 service centres, which we call the Local business, or globally through our Power Projects business. In the Local business, which accounts for about half of our revenues, we hire our equipment to customers, who then operate it for themselves, although we retain responsibility for servicing and maintaining it. In the Power Projects business, which also accounts for about half of our revenues, we operate as a power producer. We install and operate power plants and we charge our customers both for providing the generating capacity, and for the electricity we produce. We design and manufacture equipment specifically for these requirements in our factory in Dumbarton, Scotland. Recent customers include the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and the power utilities in over 50 countries including the UK, France, Angola, Kenya, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Venezuela, Chile, Brazil and the USA. In 2012 we fulfilled almost 45,000 customers’ assignments and 70% of those who responded to our research gave us a recommendation of 9 or 10 out of 10. For more information, please visit our local website at: www.aggreko.com/northamerica About Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology OSU Institute of Technology is Oklahoma's only university of applied technology, offering accelerated degree programs including bachelor of technology degrees in civil engineering, instrumentation engineering, and information technologies. The university is known for its high academic standards, world-class teaching facilities, unique partnerships with business and industry, and one of the highest career placement rates in the region. 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Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Names Aggreko 2013 Business Partner of the Year
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