image1On Monday, November 30th, four EDC engineers took part in the Turboprop Engine Laboratory training organized in cooperation with the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering, aka MEiL of the Warsaw University of Technology. The training was led by one of the professors at the University, supported by our engineer.

The training took place at the GTD-350 test cell facility of the Institute of Heat Engineering in Warsaw, and consisted of the following parts:

1) General overview of GTD-350 engine architecture, design characteristics and controls system

2) Familiarization with test cell facility set-up and installations

3) Test planning and execution

4) Homework assignment based on measurements taken

We are glad that for many years EDC has enjoyed a close cooperation with universities supporting our employees and students who will become engineers. In February 2013, the first major program in Poland, associated with underwater technologies for the oil and gas industry, was launched at the Faculty of Ocean Engineering and Ship Technology of the Gdańsk University of Technology in cooperation with General Electric. The main goal of the collaboration is to educate engineers specializing in oil and gas industry, and thereby the intensive development this sector in Poland.

What is more, GE Company Polska and the Warsaw Institute of Aviation offer a scholarship, which name refers to Justyna Moniuszko, one of the victims of the Smolensk crash. EDC Scholarship Program is addressed to students of the Faculty of Power and Aeronautical Engineering. The goal of the scholarship is not only financial support but also popularization of the engineering culture among students by enabling them to participate in internships, and regular on-the-job meetings with engineers.

These types of partnerships, trainings and fellowships help our employees and future engineers to expand their knowledge, receive grants, take on new challenges, and give them a chance to develop in a professional role.