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SCC receives truck donation

(L-R) Rick Blessen, Lester Breidenstine, Karl Eickhoff.

Southeast Community College’s Diesel Technology-Truck program recently received a 2017 Freightliner Cascadia semi-truck. The generous donation was funded by the Aksarben Foundation, Truck Center Companies and Daimler Trucks North America.

“Being one of the nation’s top diesel technology programs enabled SCC to take part in Daimler North America’s ‘Trucks for Training’ program, where top-ranking schools can purchase used trucks at a reduced price,” said Rick Blessen, SCC’s director of advancement. “This investment made it possible for SCC to expand the education of Nebraska’s workforce with this extraordinary learning opportunity. SCC is grateful for this partnership.”

SCC’s Diesel Technology-Truck program prepares students for employment as highly skilled truck service technicians in truck dealerships, truck fleet service facilities and independent truck service shops. Students will be able to work on the truck when the fall semester starts on Aug. 26, 2019.

“SCC is very fortunate to have many graduates of the Diesel Truck program working in the diesel service and repair industries of Nebraska and surrounding states,” said Lester Breidenstine, program chair. “This network of graduates and advisors is a priceless resource for the continued success of the Diesel Technology-Truck program here at Milford.”

A new facility for the program, as well as the Diesel-Ag Equipment Service Technology program and welding, is being constructed on the Milford Campus. The Crete Carrier Diesel Technology & Welding Center will be completed by the end of this calendar year, and students are expected to begin using it in January 2020.


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