ALBANY, GA – Yancey Brothers will donate several pieces of equipment to Albany Technical College’s Diesel Equipment Technology program during a special presentation to the Albany Tech Foundation, Inc. on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at 10 a.m. in the Diesel program lab area in Freedom Hall.
A total of six pieces of equipment will be donated. These include two Caterpillar engines, one Cummins engine, one complete steering axle/differential group from a Telescopic Handler, which is a rough terrain forklift, and one complete Hydraulic, which comes complete with a hydraulic motor.
Several Albany Tech Diesel students have been interviewed by Yancey associates in the Albany Tech Career Development Center for potential apprenticeship positions and the addition of the equipment to the program labs will allow these and all students to train in advance on equipment being used by the company.
“These equipment donations will give the Diesel program students the opportunity to train on equipment that is currently being used by Caterpillar in their service area,” said Willie Walker, Chair of the Diesel Equipment Technology program at Albany Tech. “This will benefit our graduates with technical training on current engines and equipment, which will make an easier transition into the workplace.”
Walker also said that as an employer, Yancey will be able to cut down on training time with new employees coming in already trained on their equipment.
“We view this relationship as a win for all parties involved – Yancey Brothers, our students, and the community,” said Dr. Emmett Griswold, Dean of Academic Affairs for the Carlton Construction Academy. “We are fortunate to have employers such as Yancey Brothers in our community that are willing to partner with us on supplying the workforce needs within our region.”