ODESSA, TX (KWES) - One program at Odessa College is stepping up their technology game.
The Industrial Technology program has brand new equipment, and it is all thanks to Lincoln Electric, a top welding equipment manufacturer.
The school showed off the equipment today at their grand opening of the Lincoln Electric Advanced Technology Center.
The center has been in the works for the last three years, and $1 million was put toward it.
Students now have the opportunity to get their hands on this state of the art technology.
"Well, with the Lincoln partnership, they put in the brand new, latest technology equipment so our students get the chance to use this equipment," says Industrial Technology Department Chair Jim Mosman. "And they're learning on the newest stuff that comes out and then next year, when new equipment comes out, we're getting that equipment and they'll just keep rotating it through the next three years."
The program had 260 students enroll this semester.