BRTC Paragould Purchases New Hydraulic Training System for Students

Scott Follett, instructor, and Dana Bradford, BRTC Corporate and Community Education Coordinator

by:  Elizabeth Collins

PARAGOULD, AR  Feb. 28 — Black River Technical College and the Greene County Industrial Training Center (GCITS) received a grant from Arkansas Career Education (ACE), a department of the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services, to purchase a state-of-the-art hydraulic trainer.

Utilizing the newly acquired machinery, corporate and community education students will have the opportunity to learn about the components of a hydraulic system and how they interrelate. After completing the courses offered in Paragould, students will have the skills required to work on hydraulic systems at several NEA factories.