Donations by TEC Equipment assist Diesel Service Technology Program
TEC Equipment and the PCC Diesel Service Technology Program at the Rock Creek Campus have joined forces to keep students current on the latest changes in diesel emission systems. The locally-owned Mack and Volvo heavy duty truck dealership recently donated a 2015 Mack engine to the college valued at $35,000. And on June 1, the company also delivered a Class 8 2011 Volvo truck, “whose new emissions system will better prepare our students for careers as diesel mechanics,” said Russ Dunnington, Diesel Service Technology instructor. “This is a huge boost to our program.”
The company sold the $40,000 vehicle to the college for $5,000 and also plans to provide diagnostic software and technical support. TEC Equipment hopes the Mack engine and the Volvo truck will enhance training for PCC students by giving them more exposure to the engines they are likely to encounter after graduating from the program.
“Our industry needs these students,” said Bill Fisher, corporate service director for TEC Equipment. “There is a growing shortage of skilled mechanics and TEC Equipment is pleased to partner with PCC Rock Creek to grow tomorrow’s work force.”