PTEC had a PTEC Connect day April 16 with Swartz Electric’s Founder and President Greg Swartz. Swartz is a master electrician and an electrical engineer. He discussed the career path of this skilled trade, the work ethic needed to be successful, and the lucrative opportunities if you work hard.
PTEC had a riveting PTEC Connect day on March 12 with 32-year old local, Bill Orcutt. Orcutt is the Equipment Superintendent of The Sherwood Companies, a parent of Wildcat Construction. Bill spoke to our students about heavy machinery/civil construction. He wowed the students with pictures of massive equipment and stories of large projects, including paving the entire runway of Tulsa International Airport in just 5 days (with crews working around the clock). Orcutt explained how he was able to rapidly rise in the company leadership by having a positive attitude, being motivated and always practicing safety first.
PTEC hosted a PTEC Connect day on Monday, March 5.   Michael Shively of Haynes Mechanical told us all about a career in HVAC and refrigeration. The market is expected to expand significantly in the next few years.

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