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April 14

April 14, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC receives equipment donation from Werner Enterprises

 

OMAHA, Neb. — The College is a recent recipient of an air brake demonstration stand from Werner Enterprises. The equipment will be used to teach students how air brakes work in an interactive learning environment led by expert instructors. Students in the College’s CDL Truck Driving program, Diesel Technology program, Fire Science program and Utility Line program will have the opportunity to get hands-on with the demonstration stand. 

 

The concept was designed by MCC Diesel Technology instructor Kevin Ingalls and produced by Werner Enterprises. CDL Truck Driving program instructor Darryl Partner sees the immediate benefits.

 

“Being able to lecture in the classroom about how an air brake system works is far more effective when the students can actually see how the parts interact,” said Partner. “Hands-on learning on tough topics is important for adult learners.”

 

“Teaching devices like this cost thousands of dollars to purchase. With help from a multi-national corporation like Werner Enterprises we are able to support students in ways that will ultimately benefit the student in the workforce,” stated Partner.

 

For more information about MCC’s Applied Technology programs, visit mccneb.edu/appliedtechnology

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.