Somerset Community College Diesel Technology Program hosted a week of extensive training for diesel instructors from Kentucky, Tennessee and Indiana along with technicians from local bus and service shops. The training was sponsored by Worldwide Equipment of Somerset the week of June 7-11. The facilitators for the event were Jake McPheron, SCC Diesel Technology Coordinator and Les Pike, Elizabethtown Community and Technical College Diesel Technology Coordinator. The diesel training met the NATEF and ASE training requirements for 2010.
Brian Wallace, presenter for Cummins Crosspoint of Louisville, provided classroom and hands-on training on the 2010 emission standards for the Cummins engine and explained the new engine components to meet those emission standards.
Thomas J. Reichl, Manager of Service Training for Mack/Volvo Trucks North America, spent two days training the participants on the 2010 changes to the Mack and Volvo engines and conducted electrical truck and chassis training.
Leroy Beach, Training Instructor for Whayne Supply Company in Louisville, conducted training on the Cummins engine that is installed in school buses and trained on the electrical updates on the Caterpillar engine.
John Hawker, Service Engineer for Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, conducted classroom and hands-on training on the anti-lock brake system and other new products of Bendix.
For more information about the Diesel Technology Program at Somerset Community College, visit their website at somerset.kctcs.edu or call Jake McPheron, Program Coordinator at 606-451-6821.
Somerset Community College is a comprehensive two-year institution of higher education. SCC has campuses in Somerset and London, centers in Clinton, McCreary, Casey, and Russell Counties. The website is somerset.kctcs.edu. Call for admission and registration information toll free at 1-877-629-9722.