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Nunez PTEC Department Hosts Career Fair - Thursday, April 03, 2014

The Process Technology (PTEC) Department of Nunezís Industrial Maintenance Program held its annual Career Fair on Thursday, April 3rd in the Physical Activity building on the Nunez Campus.

Local industry partners including Air Products, Domino Sugar, Entergy, Exxon Mobil, Intralux, Laitram, Motiva Enterprises, Murphy Oil Corporation, Phillips 66 Conoco 76, Shell, and Valero Meraux Refinery participated, offered industry insight to future process technicians. Some companies also offered job placement opportunities and detailed information about their distinct products and company practices. Don Hoffman, Director of Technology Programs, says 74%, or at least seven out of every ten Nunez PTEC students, are placed in jobs with Nunez industry partners.

The PTEC program is the areaís only Process Technology program. Endorsed by the North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA) and accredited by ATMAE, the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the program prepares students for in-demand, high-paying operating careers in process-based industries including chemical; food and beverage; oil exploration and production; power generation; pulp and paper; refining; and, waste water treatment.

Nunez offers real-life training for process operators with its distillation training plant which was built in partnership with Tulane Universityís Chemical Engineering Program. Currently, Nunez has ongoing dual-enrollment programs at four high schools in St. Bernard, Plaquemines, and Orleans parishes.