"(Winston-Salem, NC) – Twelve Forsyth Tech students who will receive their Associates degree in Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology this May have received scholarships from the North Carolina Transportation Maintenance Council (NCTMC), a major sponsor of the college’s diesel program. NCTMC awarded the scholarships based on the students’ GPA and demonstrated ability to be successful in the field upon graduation.
The students each received a $250 Snap-On Tools gift cards that they can use now to purchase tools to build their personal tool set. Through a student discount program and partnership that Forsyth Tech has developed with Snap-On Tools, current students can purchase tools at steep discounts while enrolled in the program.
The 12 students are Justin Summons, Joseph Slate, Will Smith, Corbin Utt, Dakota Smith, Kinley Jones, Cole Maulden, Ethan Simmons, Isaac Brewster, Christian McHone, Tanner Reeves and Dallas Smith.
“We are proud that the NCTMC recognized the quality of these students who will be work-ready from day one when they graduate,” says Allen Doub, program coordinator for the Diesel & Heavy Equipment Technology program. “We are also proud that as our partner, NCTMC considers our program to be one of the best in the country. We’ve worked very hard to get our program the recognition it deserves to ensure our students receive the highest level of education and training available today.”
The NCTMC also recognized two other diesel students, Daniel Hanna, who came in first in the country in the Future Tech Challenge, and Cody Styers who finished sixth in the country in the same Challenge last year. The Challenge is sponsored by the American Trucking Association and the Transportation Maintenance Council each year.
As the first-place finisher, Hanna has the opportunity to attend the 2016 TMC Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition in Nashville, TN from February 29 – March 3.
The NCTMC Council is an organization of transportation maintenance professionals dedicated to providing a forum for people to share information. The Council’s goal is to promote professional maintenance practices, new technologies, products and processes to improve maintenance practices, and network with suppliers and peers in the industry. The NCTMC also works with local, state and federal agencies to promote safer highways through proper safety and maintenance training. The Council also provides scholarships to students to support the training of new professional maintenance personnel and other developmental programs through North Carolina community colleges."
- A Press Release