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All Forms of Energy Are Important

2018-06-05T09:59:28+00:00 June 1st, 2018|

Here is an attempt to provide a short explanation of why: Have you ever thought about energy and how it makes our quality of life better? Think about driving to work, adjusting the thermostat for the most comfortable temperature, air travel on regularly scheduled airlines, transportation of manufactured products by land, air and sea. All [...]

Community Feels Benefit of Williamson’s Service Week

2018-05-29T13:41:22+00:00 May 29th, 2018|

Nearly 30 nonprofit organizations in the area, and beyond, experienced the benefits of Williamson’s third annual Service Week, when, from May 14-17, almost the entire school — students, faculty and staff, members of the board of trustees, and alumni — put into practice the school’s core value of service. Students worked in small groups, supervised [...]

The Most Efficient Thermal Power Generation Plants in America

2018-05-10T12:20:33+00:00 May 10th, 2018|

This is the seventh in the series of newsletters on energy and electric power production from thermal power plants. Previous newsletters have focused on coal, natural gas, and oil fueled energy systems exploring the operations of large coal plants, Gas Turbine Combined Cycle plants, reciprocating engines, and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) facilities. The purpose [...]

Scholarship Celebration Dinner Recognizes Scholarship Sponsors

2018-05-10T09:36:53+00:00 May 10th, 2018|

The benefactors who have provided endowed scholarships to Williamson students were recognized for their support and met with the scholars they are helping at the first annual Scholarship Celebration Dinner in the Rowan Hall dining room on April 26. Keynote speaker Michael Piotrowicz, Williamson’s longest-serving trustee, thanked those in the room who have provided scholarships [...]

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 [...]