12/16/2005 12:00 AM
Texas A&M University System Chancellor Robert McTeer got a personal look at the hands-on training and technical services TEEX offers when he toured the Texas A&M Riverside Campus in October. During his tour, McTeer tested his sharpshooter skills at TEEX’s 20-station firing range by shooting rounds from two handguns and three rifles. He also met with 43 cadets from the Central Texas Police Academy.
McTeer then toured TEEX’s renovated utilities training hangar, watched an electrical arcing demonstration and got first-hand experience with fiberoptic cable splicing and water pump maintenance training. He also toured TEEX’s new confined space mobile training facility, drove a bulldozer and operated an aerial lift truck as he got a birds-eye view of Riverside from a bucket 50 feet high. Finally, he visited TEEX’s Technology and Economic Development Division, where he tested a programmable logic controller and used an ultrasonic device to detect an air leak in a compressor hose.