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Carr, Give Something Back Founder, to Speak at Commencement

2018-05-07T13:42:24+00:00 May 7th, 2018|

Robert O. Carr, Give Something Back (Give Back) founder, will deliver the keynote address at Williamson College of the Trades’ Commencement at 2 p.m., Friday, June 1, in a tent on the lawn in front of Rowan Hall. Carr will inspire the Class of 2018 as they receive associate in specialized technology degrees or craftsman [...]

8 Williamson Students Take Gold Medals at SkillsUSA States!

2018-04-25T09:50:58+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|

Williamson’s reputation for producing outstanding tradesmen and well-behaved gentlemen was further cemented across the state as the 18 students in the SkillsUSA state competitions in Hershey, competing in groups and solo, took eight gold, six silver, and two bronze medals. SkillsUSA advisor and paint shop instructor John Curran 0W5 said, “The state competitions were another [...]

The Otto and Diesel Cycles and How they are Applied for Competitive, Efficient Power Generation

2018-04-18T13:50:14+00:00 April 17th, 2018|

The summer continuing education course, “Introduction to Thermal Power Plants” is a comprehensive and intense 3-day course where we present classroom instruction combined with tours of five power generating facilities. These facilities include utility scale power generation plants up to 850 MW and as small as the Williamson Energy Island where our largest single generator [...]

National Power Magazine Features Williamson

2018-04-06T08:14:26+00:00 April 6th, 2018|

Thousands of power industry professionals across the country and abroad will soon know of Williamson College of the Trades and its Lee Rowan School of Power Plant Technology after reading a major article featured on the cover of this month’s issue of POWER magazine. The article covers Williamson’s mission and the advances made toward creating [...]

Baker Concrete is Getting Involved With Williamson!

2018-04-04T13:37:53+00:00 April 4th, 2018|

Baker Concrete Construction Inc., one of our nation’s leading concrete companies, has sent company representatives to the last three Career Fairs, the last one as a Chairman Sponsor, offering students full-time positions and internships, and is getting more interested all the time in Williamson. Last summer the company hired a student for an internship in [...]

The Williamson Energy Island

2018-03-16T11:59:37+00:00 March 15th, 2018|

This summer, Williamson College of the Trades will be hosting a Continuing Education course on Thermal Power Plants. Entitled Introduction to Thermal Power Plants, the in-depth course provides three days of condensed study split between classroom presentations and extensive tours of five power plants. Included in the tours are visits to four Utility Scale Power [...]

The Passing of Former Board Member – Franklin A. Burke

2018-02-23T08:44:12+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|

Note: This article was updated on 2/23/18 to include final service arrangements. It is with deep sadness that we inform the Williamson community of the passing on Feb. 17 of Franklin Burke, a retired member of our Board of Trustees who was the long-term treasurer and the retired president and CEO of Burke, Lawton, Brewer [...]

The Evolution of Highly Efficient Aero-Derivative Gas Turbine Power Plants

2018-02-26T11:06:20+00:00 February 15th, 2018|

Gas Turbine Combined Cycle (GTCC) Power Plants now provide about 30% of America's electric power generation. The GTCC plants are the most efficient "Heat-Engines" ever developed. That is, they convert more heat energy into useful electric power than any other type of heat engine, with efficiencies of up to 64% under ideal test conditions being [...]

Winter 2018 Career Fair Panel

2018-03-09T15:32:19+00:00 February 8th, 2018|

This February, Williamson students and alumni will have the opportunity to interact with the college’s Workforce Development Partners in two exceptional ways! The college will host its second bi-annual Career Fair Panel on Tuesday February 13th at 1:00 pm. The goal of this presentation is to best prepare students for their experience at Williamson’s Fall Career Fair, [...]