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
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.