Aggreko and Oklahoma State team up for Selechtech program

Released: April 2008

Aggreko and Oklahoma State team up for Selechtech Program

Temporary Utility Services Provider and University to Offer Accelerated Associate Degree

 

Aggreko LLC, the world’s leading supplier of temporary power, temperature control and oil-free compressed air solutions, has partnered with Oklahoma State University to offer a two-year program for 20 students from around the country who are interested in a rewarding career in the specialty rental industry. The Aggreko SelecTech Accelerated Career Program is a cooperative two-year college level education curriculum that leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technology. The Heavy Equipment and Vehicle Institute at Oklahoma State University-Okmulgee administers the program activities in a close working relationship with Aggreko. SelecTech at OSU begins during the Fall 2008 semester and is exclusively by and for Aggreko.

“The Aggreko SelecTech Program at OSU will produce graduates with the highest technical competency in the market,” said Terry Dressel, Aggreko’s Vice-President, National Operations. “The program will provide students with the most up-to-date training to diagnose, service and maintain equipment and will enable graduates to more easily advance in position after additional experience.”

The two-year program will be divided into six 16-week trimesters. The first half of each trimester will be designated for technical and academic coursework at OSU-Okmulgee. Students will spend the remaining eight weeks of each trimester as a paid intern at their local Aggreko Service Center. The internship allows students to apply, in a real world setting, what they have learned during the previous classroom sessions. In addition, students become familiar with the Aggreko environment, its organizational structure and the competencies that are expected of a professional service technician.

 

Twenty students will be selected from across the country. The selection process will include interviews and personal recommendations and high school coursework; grades will also be considered. Any student selected must be a high school graduate, 18 or older by the time of the first internship, meet OSU-Okmulgee admission and academic requirements, possess a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record and be sponsored by an Aggreko Service Center.

There are many benefits to the Aggreko SelecTech Program beyond earning a degree. Each student in good standing will receive a $1,000 per trimester scholarship. In addition, students from outside Oklahoma will be exempted from paying out-of-state tuition. SelecTech graduates will also have the opportunity for employment at Aggreko, which will enable them to continue to learn by working alongside the most experienced experts in the field. Those interested in learning more can visit www.aggreko-selectech.com/index.html.

About Aggreko

Aggreko plc is the  global leader in the rental of power, temperature control and oil-free compressed air systems. We help customers in many different industries to improve and safeguard their operations by solving problems, creating opportunities and reducing risk. Aggreko provides 24/7 availability and service support with approximately 3000 employees operating from over 120 locations in 31 countries. In 2007 we served customers in 100 countries, and had revenues of approximately $1.4b. Aggreko plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AGK.L) and headquartered in Scotland.

 

Press Contact

For further information contact:

 

David Nesmith

Richards/Carlberg

713-964-3620

david_nesmith@richardscarlberg.com

Amy Stine

Aggreko, LLC

281-985-8286

amy.stine@aggreko.com

Simon Lyons

Aggreko Plc

+44-141-2255900

simon.lyonsATaggreko.co.uk