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Albert Lea, Minn. (Monday, Nov. 12, 2018)—The Diesel Technology Program at Riverland Community College has a Mack Truck-sized addition to its technician shop. On November 5th, Rochester-based Nuss Truck & Equipment donated a Mack Pinnacle sleeper semi-truck for hands-on learning and interactive course work.
Nuss formally presented the truck Monday to Riverland diesel technology students, staff and administration. The day’s program also included a presentation from Nuss executives highlighting the trucking service industry, technological advancements, and the great need for diesel technicians in the work force now and in the future.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 75,000 new mechanics will be needed to meet additional demand by 2022. “Programs like Riverland’s support the trucking industry and fill the jobs that move America,” said Nuss Truck & Equipment President Bob Nuss. “This is not just a donation. This is an investment in our future.”
As a part of its commitment to education in the trades, Nuss also gave a scholarship to a Riverland diesel technology student earlier this year. “We are so grateful to Nuss Truck & Equipment for the donations they have made to our truck diesel program this year,” says Janelle, Koepke, dean of institutional advancement. “By donating scholarships and the semi-truck, they are showing our students how important their training is to the trucking industry as a whole.”
About Nuss Truck & Equipment:
With eight locations in Minnesota and western Wisconsin, Nuss Truck & Equipment is the region’s largest dealer of new and used Mack and Volvo Trucks, and Volvo Construction Equipment. Established in 1959, Nuss has become a leading provider of service, parts, trailers, rentals and custom-engineered solutions for the trucking and construction industries. With headquarters in Rochester and Roseville, Minnesota, Nuss is proud of its commitment to safety and exceptional service. For more information and a list of locations, visit www.nussgrp.com.
About Riverland Community College Foundation
The mission of Riverland Community College Foundation is to raise, manage and distribute resources to support, enhance and promote the educational opportunities that Riverland offers. The Foundation supports the college in a variety of ways, including raising funds to increase access for students and advance the quality of programming.
Riverland Community College, a member of the Minnesota State system, is a community college that inspires personal success through education. Approximately 9,000 students are served annually through a wide range of credit-based educational opportunities and non-credit courses. Campuses are located in Albert Lea, Austin and Owatonna, Minn. Riverland may be found on the Internet at www.riverland.edu.
Minnesota State includes 30 community and technical colleges and seven state universities serving approximately 375,000 students. It is the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States.