A generous donation to a local technical college will help students get hands-on experience in the classroom to help them excel once they reach the job market.
This fire truck comes from the Columbus Fire Department. The fire department usually gives their older engines to volunteer fire departments in the area, but with the need for more diesel technicians, they believed this engine would benefit the students here at Columbus Tech.
“Its not every day that a student gets to work on an emergency vehicle seeing as how they are always in use.”
According to the American Trucking Association, the industry will require around 200,000 professionals over the next ten years just to meet existing vehicle repair demands. However, U.S. schools produce only about 3,500 diesel technicians per year.