July 28, 2011
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 NWTC students visited Tomahawk with their instructor Jon Sowl, senior instructor of the school’s diesel technician program.
Sowl noted that the diesel and heavy equipment technician program is one of seven such programs in the Wisconsin tech school system, and the only one in the state to be accredited by the Associated Equipment Dealers.
Both Case and its local dealer, Miller-Bradford & Risberg, value the relationship with NWTC. “We’re happy to help Jon and his program,” said Wadzinski. “We look at his students as an important part of our industry’s future. Providing equipment and support is a good way for Case to invest in the future success of the industry.”