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Steadfast Industry Partners Provide Instructional CAT Upgrade


The iconic black and yellow of CAT equipment lends familiarity to instructor training.
The iconic black and yellow of CAT equipment lends familiarity to instructor training.
Caterpillar's Dan Johnson works with several secondary instructors at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center near Allenwood.
Caterpillar’s Dan Johnson works with several secondary instructors at the Schneebeli Earth Science Center near Allenwood.
Workshop attendee Kevin Grove, a diesel mechanics instructor at Franklin County Career and Technology Center.
Workshop attendee Kevin Grove, a diesel mechanics instructor at Franklin County Career and Technology Center

Cleveland Brothers is in the midst of a workshop for secondary and postsecondary diesel instructors, providing them an opportunity to learn about the latest developments with Caterpillar equipment. During training that ends Friday at Penn College’s Schneebeli Earth Science Center, the instructors are exploring topics such as Tier 4 emissions interim, troubleshooting and failure analysis, as well as gaining insight into how those technologies can be incorporated into their classrooms. “I appreciate the investment that Cleveland Brothers is providing for us at the grass-roots level of education,” said Jack Neidig, a SUN Vo-Tech instructor (who also teaches a Penn College NOW dual-enrollment course at his school). “It is important that those of us teaching in the technical fields have access to upgraded training.” Dan Johnson, a trainer for Caterpillar, said, “We enjoy the opportunity to provide instruction on the latest and greatest that Caterpillar has to offer. We want them to take this back into their classrooms and enlighten the students on the constantly changing standards within industry.” Twenty instructors participated in the weeklong event, with Penn College diesel equipment technology faculty joining high school teachers from throughout the state.
Photos by Carol A. Lugg, coordinator of matriculation and retention, School of Natural Resources Management

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