Midland College Petroleum Professional Development Center Partners with Permian Basin STEPS for West Texas Food Bank DonationNovember 04, 2022
The strong partnership between Midland College Petroleum Professional Development Center (PPDC) and Permian Basin STEPS (Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety Network) is one that gives back to others. The PPDC and STEPS will be gathering needed food items for the West Texas Food Bank at 8:30 am during the Tuesday, November 8, 2022 STEPS meeting at the Midland College Scharbauer Student Center Carrasco Room.
Meeting attendees will contribute food and monetary donations, and staff from West Texas Food Bank will be on hand to receive the donations. This is the second year that the PPDC and STEPS have partnered for a holiday food drive.
STEPS and Midland College share a strong focus to make a difference in the community by helping others, especially in a time of need such as the holiday season.
“Reaching out to help the community makes all of us stronger when we recognize how small gestures can make a tremendous impact on others’ lives,” Erin Van Evera-Welch, Midland College PPDC director, said.
All Permian Basin STEPS meetings are hosted by the Midland College PPDC and take place on the second Tuesday of every month from 8:30-11:30 am in the Midland College Scharbauer Student Center Carrasco Room. Meetings consist of one or two guest speakers giving presentations pertaining to various safety topics, a safety case study discussion and “lessons learned” for all attendees to participate in sharing first-hand safety lessons/tips. Most of the attendees have ties to the energy industry; however, the meeting is open to the public.
Midland College PPDC (Petroleum Professional Development Center)
The Petroleum Professional Development Center (PPDC) of Midland College provides high quality, timely and pertinent continuing education opportunities for the Permian Basin regional energy industry. PPDC facilitates dynamic interaction between the community, the college and the industry through strong collaborative efforts with local professional societies. The PPDC also administers the Midland College Risk Management Institute (RMI), which provides safety training. For more information, contact the PPDC at (432) 683-2832 or view course information on the Midland College website.
Permian Basin STEPS (Service, Transmission, Exploration and Production Safety Network)
The purpose of Permian Basin STEPS is to work cooperatively with the oil & gas industry and OSHA with one common goal--"Incident Free Work Place." Meetings consist of a network of information including lessons learned, best practices, updates from OSHA concerning regulation, and presenters that cover a cross section of information pertaining to energy industry safety. Visit Permian Basin STEPS website for more information.
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