Windham School District’s (WSD) tours Kiewit Offshore Services, Ltd. (KOS) one of the leading fabricators in the oil and gas industry

Windham School District’s (WSD) Workforce and Industry Liaison, Rex Rhone, worked with Kiewit Offshore Services, Ltd. (KOS) in Ingleside, Texas to organize a tour of the facilities for WSD vocational instructors. KOS is one of the leading fabricators in the oil and gas industry.

The two cranes in the picture, designed and owned by Kiewit, are 550 feet tall and have a 13,000 ton lifting capacity each

The two cranes in the picture, designed and owned by Kiewit, are 550 feet tall and have a 13,000 ton lifting capacity each

This tour focused on WSD instructors meeting with KOS on-site training staff and seeing industry training standards and requirements. KOS Senior Welding Process Engineer, Richard Marslender, escorted the facilities tour.

The KOS instruction staff discussed all of the classroom training and hands-on application that each of their students are required to attend and pass. The students WSD produces with vocational-specific skills are highly sought after by companies such as KOS. Possessing soft skills to navigate the workplace and knowledge of construction math is highly emphasized by employers.

Windham School District’s (WSD) tours Kiewit Offshore Services, Ltd. (KOS) one of the leading fabricators in the oil and gas industry

WSD instructors talked together after the tour to discuss how they currently meet industry requirements and what new ways they can improve to better meet industry needs.

KOS expressed that WSD students will have the opportunity to fill vacant job positions when they are released.

WSD students seeking employment with any KOS location are encouraged and invited to use WSD Workforce Department resources for employment assistance.

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