Diesel Technology Program Receives Generous Donation

Posted on: Sep, 22, 2017

Diesel Technology Program Receives Generous Donation
GHC staff members accepting a donation of a garbage truck from LeMay Enterprises

Last week, Grays Harbor College received the generous donation of a 1996 trash collector from Waste Connections and subsidiary, Lemay Enterprises of Grays Harbor.  Students in GHC's Diesel Technology program will soon be trained to work on the hydraulic lifts unique to this vehicle.

"We want our students to have every advantage when they go out into the workplace," explains Diesel instructor David Werner. "As of the school year just starting, our Diesel students will also graduate with their commercial driving license (CDL), along with forklift certification, first aid and CPR training. In diesel shops, these big vehicles can only be moved, even in and out of the shop bays, by someone with a CDL. Our students will have theirs," he exclaimed.

In thanking Mike Nelson of Lemay's who serves on GHC's Diesel Technology advisory committee and delivered the donated truck, the College's new Dean for Workforce Education Lucas Rucks remarked, "This vehicle is a hands-on practical lab and a great opportunity for our students to gain some experience."

For more information about the Diesel Technology program at GHC, contact 360.538.4011, marjie.stratton@ghc.edu.

There are numerous ways businesses and individuals can support students and the academic environment at GHC. To learn more, contact Lisa J. Smith, Executive Director of the GHC Foundation/Director of College Development lisa.smith@ghc.edu or 360.538.4243.