NCC, Titan Host Heavy Equipment High School Days

Fri April 25, 2014 - Midwest Edition
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Getting a run at the controls of this Case 821F wheel loader is Matt Richardson of Lawton, Iowa. while first year NCC student Niko Barragy watches.
Getting a run at the controls of this Case 821F wheel loader is Matt Richardson of Lawton, Iowa. while first year NCC student Niko Barragy watches.
Getting a run at the controls of this Case 821F wheel loader is Matt Richardson of Lawton, Iowa. while first year NCC student Niko Barragy watches. (L-R) are Roger Solberg, NCC instructor, Wyatt Brink of Bronson, Iowa, and Tucker Carlson of Lawton, Iowa. Kyler Groves, Lawton, Iowa, likes the feel of the Case CX250C excavator. Groves said he plans to sign up for the operating program offered at NCC. With a Case SR250 skid steer (L-R) are Cullen Gossage, Onawa, Iowa; Jared Pasch, Onawa, Iowa; and Tyler Schiernbeck of Spencer, Iowa. All said getting a chance to run the equipment greatly affected what they thought of the program. Roger Solberg (L), instructor of Northwest Iowa Community College with Stacey Smrecek, Titan Machinery Sioux City Store administrator. This event was Smrecek’s idea, a way to expose high school students to a unique opportunity in the construction eq Below are photos of Westwood students attending the program. In no particular order are Tyler Nelson, Jacob Fleming, Hannah Stier, Cody Rollmann, Aaron Nelson, Michael Folsom, Christopher Gillaspie, Daniel Davenport, Cole Coover, Alex Ohlrich, Zach Dean a A student gets some hands on experience with a Case CX250C.

The Northwest Iowa Community College Heavy Equipment Program hosted Heavy Equipment High School Days at the Titan Machinery dealership in Sioux City, Iowa, on April 15 and 16.

NCC Instructor Roger Solberg led four sessions with 36 high school students in attendance from Hinton, Lawton-Bronson, Remsen St. Mary’s, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Westwood (Sloan) and Whiting. Ron Hall, vice president and Midwest general manager of Knife River, shared the industry outlook and need for skilled workers in the heavy equipment and construction fields. Students also had the opportunity to operate three pieces of new equipment on site provided by Titan.