TEEX Hosts Annual Training Safety Summit to Prepare Texas Utility Workers

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SAN ANGELO, TEXAS – From June 20 to 24, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) hosted the Infrastructure and Safety Summit at Howard College in San Angelo, Texas. The annual summit offers low-cost training courses in disciplines like Water and Wastewater, Environmental Health and Safety, Code Enforcement, Heavy Equipment, Traffic Safety, Forklift and Drone Piloting.

The summit, which began in 2013, brings low-cost training to Texas industry professionals. This year, TEEX instructors provided 14 courses to 192 participants from 80 cities and 65 counties in Texas. Designed to serve parts of the state that may not otherwise be able to attend this training, the summit has been held in different locations in Texas. Next year, the summit will return to San Angelo.

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“Texas’ success can be attributed to the good work of qualified professionals in the field of infrastructure and safety like these students,” stated Ron Peddy, TEEX Infrastructure and Safety Division Director. “This week of professional development assists and equips both entry-level and experienced employees seeking career advancement. They left with new skills, new professional networks and new confidence gained from training with the best instructors,” he added.

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