Recognizing the value in providing students in the heavy equipment technician (HET) program’s hands-on learning experience, Summit Motors Ltd. presented Medicine Hat College (MHC) with a 2006 International CF500 City Star truck on Sept. 14. This vehicle is appraised at $7,500.
Chad Schulz, coordinator for the HET program mentions that the college is thankful for Summit’s continued support.
“Summit Motors has been a huge supporter and advocate for our program. Whether it’s through donations, lending us tools or even sending us students- they’ve been here from the start,” says Schulz. “We value our partnership with them and to us it’s important that we continue to build ties into the community. It’s organizations like these that are helping our students stay current and build the skills necessary to be competitive in the workforce.”
Schulz mentions that the truck allows the program to remain current with industry standards and helps to ensure that students are working with the newest technology.
“Summit is making a huge difference in our program, and because of their involvement our students are getting the skills they need to hit the ground running,” says Schulz.
Harvey Tams, dealer principal of Summit Motors Ltd. says that the company believes in investing in the community as well as the next generation of workers, so their partnership with MHC is a natural fit.
“Technology in the HET area is rapidly advancing, so even as an employer it is beneficial to have our future workers educated on the tools being used by industry,” says Tams. “We’ve enjoyed our relationship with the college and look forward to continuing this relationship. We always welcome opportunities to invest in our people and our communities – this is just one of the ways we are doing that.”
For more information on Medicine Hat College’s trades department and the HET program visit www.mhc.ab.ca.
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