Lindsay, ON – Students in Fleming’ College heavy equipment techniques program received a much needed addition to their education thanks to a donation from Cummins Eastern Canada.
Students were ecstatic when Jeff Van Poucke, Cummins Eastern Canada President and Fleming College alumnus, dropped off a new 2007 Cummins ISB 6.7 litre diesel engine at the Frost campus. Valued at $5,400, the diesel engine has fuel and emission systems in line with current strict environmental standards and is fully electronic.
The new diesel engine will provide students with increased learning opportunities and will support the program.
Van Poucke was inspired to give back to the program after learning about the program’s need for new Cummins equipment. Tyler Willie, a student in the program, made the initial request for new equipment and shared the need with his father, Mark Willie, who has connections within the trucking industry and Cummins. Mark reached out to Cummins, which resulted in the donation.
Tyler was thrilled to be present when the engine was delivered on campus.
According to Brendan Molloy, Fleming College Heavy Equipment Technologist, “These donations are so vital to our program to keep our students educated on the latest advancements in our industry and allow them the chance to understand and diagnose current issues and failures.” As an added bonus, Cummins agreed to supply all diagnostic programs and service literature in goodwill.
“Our future technicians required a knowledge of electronic software control systems to a degree we have never before seen. Cummins recognizes this need and wants to continue to work with Fleming to provide it for our students.”