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Midland College Awarded Grant of Over $200,000

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - Midland College has been awarded with a new grant.

Because of the high demand for petroleum and diesel technicians in the Permian Basin, Midland College received the grant.

The grant is worth more than $200,000 and will be used by the College's Energy and Diesel Technology Programs.

With the grant, Midland College can buy new lab equipment, training systems and a forklift.

The Dean of Applied Technology at Midland College says that with the new equipment, students will get more hands on training.

Midland College is dedicated to keeping a stream of qualified people to meet the job demand.

They estimate that more than 240 petroleum technicians will be needed next year in the Permian Basin.

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