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$20,000 donation boosts CTC program


The University of Alaska Fairbanks Community and Technical College's diesel/heavy equipment program received a major economic boost when NC Machinery donated $10,000 to the program. The national Caterpillar Foundation matched the gift, bringing the total donation to $20,000.

“We recognize the diesel technology program at CTC as an outstanding training ground for students. We know that this money will be used well to further the education of students,” said Don Linn, vice president of product support for NC Machinery.

The money will provide two types of support for the program: $5,000 will be used for scholarships for diesel students and the remainder will purchase equipment and parts for an ongoing teaching project using a Caterpillar D10 dozer that was recently donated to the program by Kinross Ft. Knox.

“We appreciate this generous contribution to our program,” said Brian Rencher, diesel/heavy equipment program head. “Our students will benefit tremendously from this partnership.”

NC Machinery has sponsored four schools through the national Caterpillar Foundation. UAF CTC is the latest donation from the Washington-based company.

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