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New Diesel Technology/Welding building to go up in Milford

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(L-R) Holly Ostergard, Halley Acklie Kruse, Tonn Ostergard, Dr. Paul Illich, Ed Koster, Trey Mytty, Winston Ostergard

Southeast Community College continues to grow. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new 60,000 square-foot Crete Carrier Diesel Technology and Welding Center was held on the Milford Campus on Friday, March 29 in the Dunlap Center. Speakers included SCC President Dr. Paul Illich, Campus Director Ed Koster and representatives from Crete Carrier, Truck Center Companies and the Acklie Charitable Foundation.

The $13 million facility will provide more training space for the diesel technology-truck program and welding courses, including the new Truck Center Companies Diesel Lab. This will allow the program to expand the number of students enrolled as well. The facility is being built by Boyd Jones Construction of Omaha and Lincoln and is expected to be completed in December 2019.

"This project gives the Milford Campus the opportunity to provide state-of-the-art instructional spaces for our students, allowing us to continue to provide highly skilled workers for Nebraska," said Ed Koster.

Students in the diesel programs earn an Associate of Applied Science degree and work as diesel truck or diesel-ag technicians. Log on to our website for more information: www.southeast.edu/dieseltruck or www.southeast.edu/dieselagequipment.

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For more information contact:
Andrea Gallagher
Marketing Specialist
402-323-3395
agallagher@southeast.edu