Posted at 1:07 p.m., Feb. 18, 2015

Local companies donate scholarship funds

Two companies have donated scholarships money to help students in the diesel technology program at Laramie County Community College.

Wyoming Machinery and Caterpillar teamed up to provide $5,000 each for scholarships, which have been matched by state funds, bringing the total to $20,000.

“The LCCC Foundation truly appreciates community partners like Wyoming Machinery,” said Tucker Stover, LCCC Foundation’s director of corporate relations and major gifts. “Having companies in our backyard supporting our students reach their educational goals makes us proud to be a part of this amazing community.”

With a new flexible technology building scheduled to open on campus in 2016 and with job prospects growing in this field, the timing to help students couldn’t be better, LCCC officials said.

Larry Van Why, LCCC diesel technology instructor, noted, “Just think of the opportunities this provides to students and ultimately to potential employers in the area.”

Keith Cashman, director of product support at Wyoming Machinery, said he is thrilled by this win-win position. “We’re looking for technicians. A lot of employees will soon be retiring and leaving the field, and this is a great way to help seed the system,” he said.

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