HOLT CAT and Caterpillar, as part of the Dealer Excellence Fund, have made an investment of $8,800 to Dubiski Career High School in Grand Prairie to support its technical skills program and the career development of technical students. Recently, Dallas WFAA’s Daybreak program featured HOLT CAT Regional Service Manager Tony Spalding presenting the check to Grand Prarie Superintendent Dr. Susan Hull, and Jose Sanchez, a high school senior in the Diesel Technician Training Program at Dubiski High School. Sanchez plans to get training to re-build diesel engines after completing high school. A number of Grand Prarie Independent School District Representatives and Dubiski High School students were in attendance.
The Caterpillar Dealer Excellence Fund, established in 1989, is a program to strengthen curriculum and faculty development in technical schools and increase the pool of qualified service technicians.
“The goal of the Dealer Excellence Fund Program is to help schools develop state-of-the-art technical training programs,” explains Shaun Manning, the Technical Training Director of HOLT CAT Pro Tech. “When a Cat dealer supports a school’s technical skills program by making a donation, the foundation matches it.” Therefore, the Caterpillar Foundation matched HOLT’s original donation of $4,400 to produce a combined donation of $8,800
Rick Elmore, Automotive Program Facilitator and Instructor at Dubiski Career High School, detailed how the school plans to use this donation.