Mack Trucks Awards DATE Scholarships to Two WyoTech Campuses
Posted Tuesday, May 6, 2014 by
Mack Trucks has announced it will sponsor two scholarships valued at $8,700 each for students studying Diesel Advanced Technology Education (DATE) for Mack Trucks and Volvo Trucks program at WyoTech’s Laramie, Wyo., and Blairsville, Pa., campuses. The two WyoTech campuses will receive one DATE scholarship apiece. Candidates will be judged on a number of factors, including academic standing, knowledge, talent, skill, enthusiasm, long-term career potential, as well as economic need.
The Mack Trucks scholarships will be managed by the Wyoming Technical Institute (WTI) Foundation. WTI provides scholarships to students attending WyoTech campuses throughout the United States.
The DATE program is offered exclusively at WyoTech’s Laramie and Blairsville campuses. Its comprehensive curriculum complements WyoTech’s core Diesel Technology training programs to help prepare graduates for entry-level positions servicing and repairing Mack trucks. Students enrolled in the program receive specialized training on Mack engines, electronics, emissions, powertrain and chassis components.
To date, WyoTech has placed 100 percent of its DATE graduates in diesel service center positions.
Mack is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks. Mack trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks and diesel engines sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Association’s public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation’s roadways.
Financial aid is available for those who qualify.