Training program customized for Hamlet manufacturer

Special to the Laurinburg Exchange

January 25, 2014

HAMLET — Richmond Community College customized a week-long training program for employees of SPX Transformer Solutions, Inc. to enhance their skills in transformer control systems design and operation.

Steve Berry, a consultant for SPX, and Steve Lampley, engineering and industrial technology instructor for RCC, served as instructors for the class.

The course curriculum for the class consisted of condensed technical materials from RCC’s Electric Utility Substation and Relay Technology program and a custom manufactured transformer controls cabinet with auxiliary devices for practical lab and troubleshooting exercises. This unit was designed, built and donated to RCC by SPX for use in this and future classes.

“At RCC, we strive to meet the training needs of companies and industries that want to advance or grow their workforce,” said Robbie Taylor, Director of Workforce and Economic Development Programming for RCC. “SPX came to us with what they wanted in a training program, and they helped us to develop a program that could be used for their training needs and the utility industry as a whole.”

Nine Field Service Technicians and training development personnel from all over the country traveled to RCC to complete the five-day training program.