Volvo Construction Equipment recently donated four diesel engines to Franklin County (Pa.) Career and Technology Center for the diesel and agricultural mechanics programs, which are a part of the school’s transportation academy.
The diesel engines are the same type found in many Volvo CE machines. The mechanics program at the career center trains students on how to repair and service diesel engines and heavy equipment, according to a news release.
“Students who go through this program are employable when they leave this school thanks in part to the hands-on instruction they receive. ... Simulated training has its benefits, but work on the actual equipment is priceless,” Keith Yohn administrative director at the career center, said in a news release.
“These engines will give students first-hand training on equipment they will work with after graduation, which gives them a leg-up when entering the work force,” Sean Glennon, vice president of Volvo CE Operations in Shippensburg, Pa., said in the news release.
The donated engines have a value of $34,000, the news release stated.
In 2011, Volvo CE donated $50,000 to help provide a new training program and equipment, and assisted with curriculum design and instructor training.