Students of the Seminole State College pre-engineering class recently toured Enviro Systems, Inc. of Seminole. Bill Thompson, Enviro System’s vice-president of engineering, and his assistant gave the students a brief overview of the company.
After the initial presentation, Thompson guided the students on a tour of the plant and pointed out the many opportunities of employment for college graduates with mathematics or science-related degrees. The students learned about the variety of operations that go into making parts for airplanes and helicopters.
Pre-engineering student Chance Sistrunk stated, “It was a great experience to tour Enviro Systems. Seeing the design and manufacturing process from behind the scenes as an engineer was great. The tour guides were very knowledgeable.”
Students commented that they enjoyed seeing the different engineering disciplines in the company as well as actually seeing the engineers at work. SSC Assistant Professor of Physical Science Jarrod Tollett said, “The visit generated excitement among the students as they saw the possibilities for their future in engineering.”
Enviro Systems, Inc. offers both scholarships and internships for students majoring in mathematics, science and engineering fields. Enviro Systems, Inc. has grown to encompass 98,000 sq. feet with 155 employees, including an engineering staff of 22 with 17 engineers.
Anyone interested in the pre-engineering program at SSC can contact the pre-engineering instructor, Jeff Cheng at (405) 382-9570, or the program mentor, Jarrod Tollett at (405) 382-9217.