Star of the Show

Star of the Show

Spring 2020

| By: Britten, Casey

Navistar engine takes diesel technicians to another level of training.

The diesel industry is in need of skilled technicians, and new technology at Fox Valley Technical College made training for these careers even more rewarding.

The diesel programs at FVTC were among the first in the nation to use augmented reality for understanding how an engine operates. The latest addition to the college’s high-tech labs is a training engine donated by Navistar Corporation.

Glen Poelhman, service manager at Packer City International Trucks (PCI) in Appleton, believes this recent donation is a game-changer. “The Navistar engine optimizes visual learning,” says the 2010 graduate of the college’s Diesel Equipment Mechanic program. “Students can look outside of a truck to cross-reference parts and identify diagnostics under the hood.”

PCI regularly hires FVTC graduates and partners with the college through service on program advisory boards and career pathway collaborations.

Learn more about FVTC diesel programs >>

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