Northwest Technical College Students First To Receive Snap-On Torque Certification 

“I would like to be the first person to congratulate the students of NWLTC on being the first in the state of Louisiana to have received certificates in Snap-On Torque Certification and that NWLTC is the first college in the state certified as a Snap-On Torque Certification Training Center”.

—Earl Bailey, Snap-On Industrial Business and Education Manager

On September 25 – 26, Earl Bailey, Snap-On Industrial Business and Education Manager, conducted a two-day torque training session at Northwest Louisiana Technical College for seven Industrial Maintenance students and three college instructors.  At the completion of training, these students and instructors took online and hands-on assessments provided by Snap-On and received the first Snap-On Torque certificates earned in a Louisiana educational setting.  Additionally, the three instructors received credentials to allow them to provide all future torque training for the college.

Northwest Tech is extremely proud of Industrial Maintenance student Ashunti Wortham who received special recognition from Snap-On for scoring the highest total pull percentages during the hands-on evaluation.  Ashunti was presented with a customized Snap-On cap.

Snap-On Inc., a highly respected manufacturer and marketer of tools and equipment, has been involved in technical education efforts for many years and in 2006, the company began offering curriculum-based certifications.  NWLTC and Snap-On are now partnering to provide relevant, job specific skills training and industry-recognized certifications in mechanical and electronic torque.