Students at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College’s diesel and heavy equipment technician program will have hands-on access to some new instructional aids, following the recent donation by Case Construction Equipment of a diesel engine, transmission and hydraulic pump display from a Case loader/backhoe.
Case had been using the equipment at its Tomahawk Customer Center in Tomahawk, Wis., but donated it to the Sturgeon Bay college after students visited Tomahawk with their instructor Jon Sowl, senior instructor of the school’s diesel technician program.
“Because of our longstanding relationship with Case dealer Miller-Bradford, we’ve been working with Case and their staff at Tomahawk and at their corporate training center in Racine for the past 20 years,” Sowl said.
Each year the college students visit Case customer center to learn about the product line. Students have the opportunity to operate equipment and receive training covering equipment history, machine features and technology.
“There’s a great career opportunity for students graduating from this program,” Sowl said. “There has been a steady demand for diesel technicians in northeast Wisconsin and beyond. We’re a good source of talent for equipment dealers and companies with large fleets.”