Release date: April 4, 2018
Sykes visited Fletcher Technical Community College to meet with students at the BP Integrated Production Technologies (IPT) building, and held a meeting with local business leaders and elected officials at BP’s Houma Operations Learning Center.
Fletcher’s IPT program has been designated a Deepwater Center for Workforce Excellence by the Louisiana Board of Regents. The building, which opened in 2014, features a 4,000 square-foot lab with $500,000 in state-of-the-art equipment for specialty training in mobile drilling systems, marine operations, production systems and safety. BP invested $4 million into the project, and the state of Louisiana provided a $4 million match.