Cabot donates piping material to SCCTC
The Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center received a donation of pipes of various sizes from Cabot Oil & Gas on Wednesday, Aug. 27.
The donated piping will be used as practice material for students of the SCCTC’s welding program. The materials were delivered to the SCCTC on Wednesday afternoon by a team of workers from the Linde Corporation, who donated the trucks and manpower necessary to move the pipes.
Alice Davis, who is both the Executive Director and Guidance Placement Director of the SCCTC, was in attendance when the materials were delivered on Wednesday and thanked both Cabot and Linde for their contribution. “We want to thank both companies for their generosity and their commitment to helping our students,” Davis said. “This was a big surprise, and one we are certainly very happy about.”According to Davis, the donated piping is worth between $30,000 and $50,000.SCCTC had no plans of purchasing the materials prior to the donation. All of the piping will be stored off-site. The SCCTC’s welding program is very popular, accommodating upwards of 70 students. In fact, the SCCTC expanded the program by hiring a second welding teacher in the last year.
Davis said that she thought the donation was evidence of a strong relationship between companies like Cabot and Linde, who represent, in part, the area’s burgeoning technical job market, and the SCCTC, which endeavors to help students and adults develop career-building skill. “It is great to know that the job market is here and that there are committed to helping our welding students prepare for careers in the industry..
A symbiotic relationship between the technical industry and the SCCTC should prove to be mutually beneficial as companies like Cabot and Linde continue to search for qualified local workers to grow their business. Cabot’s donation of the piping may prove to be somewhat of an investment in coming years when graduates of the welding program are looking for jobs as pipeline welders..