TCAT students enrolled in Automotive, Diesel, Electricity-Electronics, HVAC, Millwright Skills and Pipefitting and Plumbing are awarded certificates after completing prescribed lesson plans in use of industrial tools and equipment, including Torque, Electrical Meters, Automotive and Diesel Diagnostics, and Hydraulic Torque.
Trane is hitting the road to bring our commercial HVAC solutions directly to customers across North America! Our Acceleration Now tour is visiting 70 locations in 39 weeks, featuring two semi-trucks full of the newest Trane® chillers, air handlers, controls, terminal and variable refrigerant systems, aftermarket offerings and services.
Linn-Benton Community College and Snap-on Incorporated have expanded a long-standing partnership that will deepen Snap-on Tools’ support of automotive technology students and expand regional transportation training opportunities at LBCC’s Advanced Transportation Technology Center in Lebanon.
All across the nation, skills training is accelerating at a pace we might only have dreamt of a handful of years ago. In each state, there are now beacons of world-class skills programs that shine a light as a model for the next wave of skills implementation. What began as a focused industry/education partnership at a handful of community colleges and technical colleges just a few short years ago is now spreading quickly into the secondary and primary arenas and, indeed, at the university level.
On October 16th, Linn-Benton Community College celebrated its grand opening of their Advanced Transportation Technology Center. Since 2008, Department Chair Brian Schiedler has spent countless hours fundraising, designing and building the perfect transportation facility. Along with basic automotive classes, Linn-Benton will be offering classes on alternative fuels and hybrid automotive technologies (propane, electric, hybrid, CNG and LNG). In the short future, Linn-Benton will also be offering classes in hydrogen and Renewable Natural Gas. A strong partnership with Snap-on Tools and NC3 helped Linn-Benton move in the right direction with planning, funding and certifications. Congratulations to Brian Schiedler, LBCC President Greg Hamman, and all staff on a job well done. NC3 and partners look forward to many more years of partnership with Linn-Benton Community College.