Del Mar College receives $1M software gift

Posted at 3:44 PM, May 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-03 16:44:43-04

Del Mar College today received a gift of more than $1 million in software and services provided by OSIsoft LLC to support workforce development.

According to the college, through use of the company’s PI System, students will learn how to analyze industrial operating information and develop solutions for manufacturing operational issues.

“OSIsoft LLC is pleased to offer our PI System for use at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas. OSIsoft has been supporting workforce education, research, academic pursuits and innovation within universities for many years,” said Jim O’Rourke, OSIsoft LLC Academic Account Manager. “We are particularly pleased to support Del Mar College’s commitment to educate the industrial workforce and industrial leaders of tomorrow by including the PI System software in curriculum and lab work.”

Del Mar says OSIsoft’s generous support includes a gift of the software licenses, along with a three-year commitment of bundled PI System support, services and training to bolster the academic research and educational efforts at the college.

“Del Mar College thanks OSIsoft for a gift that will continuously impact the quality of training that our students receive while preparing for the Coastal Bend and South Texas workforce,” said Mark Escamilla, PhD and DMC President. “We already offer a quality Process Technology program with graduates in high demand. OSIsoft’s PI System will provide our students with world-class knowledge and skills that will keep our region competitive on a global level and produce a workforce that industry around the world will envy.”