The Eastern Wyoming College (EWC) in Douglas, Wyo., recently received a significant amount of materials from Williams as an in-kind gift.
Brett Cavanagh, Williams Land Representative explained that the donated items were materials that were left after the initial construction of the plant and from other pipeline projects throughout the area. He added, “We auctioned off materials that we could, and worked with other Williams locations to see if they could use any of the items. In the end, there were a large number of items remaining, so donating the materials to EWC was the best option for us to help the college and the community.”
The materials donated included pieces of pipe, flanges and other items that are different than the materials the students usually work with, so this provided them new and unique hands-on learning.
“Donations like this allow us to expand our hands-on practice within our welder training programs,” stated EWC President Dr. Richard Patterson. “This is especially important during times of tight budgets. We are very appreciative to Williams and look forward to our continued partnership in developing Wyoming’s workforce.”