ISC Supports State-of-the-Art Process Equipment Training Facility
Baton Rouge, LA (November 15, 2021) — ISC is pleased to celebrate the groundbreaking of a new Process Equipment Training (PET) Plant on the River Parishes Community College (RPCC) campus in Gonzales, Louisiana. Expected to be completed by Fall 2022, the plant will allow students hands-on experience in repair, maintenance, upgrades, turnarounds and other plant operational skills.
ISC donated engineering services to ensure the project became a reality for the betterment of the industry. A recognized leader in workforce development and industrial construction for over 30 years, ISC produced a detailed engineering design and provided critical support for the region’s first full-scale educational glycol plant. The facility will give students a training experience in an environment that accurately reflects a real industrial setting.
“ISC has been committed to supporting RPCC from the start of this project as we recognize the value the PET facility can bring to ensure a highly trained industrial manufacturing workforce,” said Jerry Rispone, ISC’s Co-founder and CEO. “ISC was able to leverage comprehensive engineering solutions and industry-leading construction expertise to ensure quality training opportunities and rewarding career paths are available to tomorrow’s workforce. We are honored to play a critical role in making this project a reality and continue to remain committed to providing the most technical engineering and construction solutions to manufacturers.”
RPCC is investing $3.5 million in the construction of the plant and industry partners have contributed another $1.5 million in equipment, services and donations.
“River Parishes Community College is excited about the new PET Plant,” said Dr. Jim Carlson, Interim Chancellor of RPCC. This state-of-the-art training plant is a full-sized working production unit being built where students can safely learn on a fully functioning plant. ISC has been instrumental in the design of this unit, and we are grateful for their investment in our college and the overall community.”