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SKILLS USA Nationals-Pictures Take 2

 

 

Don’t forget to watch the LIVE awards ceremony tonight at 5:00 P.M.  We wish all of our competitors the best of luck. GO TEAM SUN!!!!

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SUN Tech Teams Head to SKILLS USA National Competition in Louisville, Kentucky

Our SUN Tech Team is competing today in the SKILLS USA National Competition.  Go TEAM SUN!!!

 

Skills USA Competition Photos

Nicholas Strawser on Co-op at Schneider National Trucking

Nicholas Strawser at Schneider National Trucking

Nicholas Strawser at Schneider National Trucking

Diesel Truck Technology student Nicholas Strawser stands next to one of his Tractor Trailer vehicles that he works on via his Co-op Placement. SUN Tech’s Diesel Program and Instructor Jack Neidig have a very strong relationship with this Carlisle, PA based company. For more information about SUN Tech’s cooperative education program and to learn how you can earn money and valuable work experience during your senior year, check out our Co-op page!

Patrick Wolfe on Co-op at Roy Adams & Sons, Inc.

Patrick Wolfe at Roy Adams & Son Inc.

Patrick Wolfe at Roy Adams & Son Inc.

Diesel and Truck Technology student Patrick Wolfe takes a break from his co-op job at Roy Adams & Sons, Inc. the “Big Rigs” to get his picture taken next to one of their transport vehicles. For more information about SUN Tech’s cooperative education program and to learn how you can earn money and valuable work experience during your senior year, check out our Co-op page!

Stanley Mowery on Co-op at Leer East

Stanley Mowery at Leer East

Stanley Mowery at Leer East

Pictured here is Diesel Truck Technology student Stanley Mowery on co-op at Leer East.

Taylor Reich on the Job at Beaver Township

Taylor Reich

Taylor Reich

Taylor Reich on the job at Beaver Township. His diesel skills have come into practice, already!

A Peak Under the Hood of the Diesel Truck Technology Program

Kyle Fawver in Diesel Truck TechnologyUnder the hood of this diesel truck you’ll find Kyle Fawver. This is just one of several trucks students get to work on in the Diesel Truck Technology program at SUN Tech.  Students will be exposed to Mac, Sterling, Freightliner, Volvo, and International trucks.

Want a closer look at the Diesel Program?  Check out our photo gallery on Facebook! Visit the Diesel Truck Technology page to learn more about this program, or contact your guidance counselor to schedule a tour of SUN Tech!

Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co. Trusts Technical Educations

“When we hire former students of SUN-Tech, they are prepared for the challenges that we face in the truck repair industry. Students from SUN-Tech have a great understanding of what it takes to be a sound, successful technician due to the training that they have received.”

– Jay A. Zeigler, Service Supervisor, Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Inc.

 

Diesel Program Praised by Susquehanna Motor Company Service Manager

As the manager of a dealership’s service department I’ve had the opportunity to work with and hire graduates from the Diesel Truck Technology program at SUN Tech . Currently over 40 % of my technicians have come through SUN tech and several of my office staff are also graduates. I’ve hired students directly from the high school program as well as students who went on to other college level programs. SUN Tech is the only high school program that I’ve hired students directly from that were prepared for an entry level position at our dealership. The students that went on to the college level were very prepared for the next level of training and are usually hired at a higher rate.

– John Renno, Service Manager, Susquehanna Motor Company

Nicholas Mast on the job at Burkholder Alignment and State Inspection

Nicholas Mast at Burkholder Alignment

Nicholas Mast at Burkholder Alignment

Pictured here is Diesel Truck Technology student Nicholas Mast at his co-op position at Burkholder Alignment and State Inspection.

Rodney Kline is another successful co-op student. He was placed with S.J. Keister Construction of Winfield.

Rodney Kline is another successful co-op student. He was placed with S.J. Keister Construction of Winfield.

Pictured here is Rodney Kline of Diesel and Truck Technology on the job at S.J. Keister Construction.  Rodney is one of many proud, successful co-op students from SUN Area Technical Institute!

Kyle Rapp On the Job with Keller Marine

Pictured here is Diesel & Truck Technology student Kyle Rapp on the job at his co-op position with Keller Marine & RV.  Keller services about 1,000 independent Marine & RV dealers in the Mid-Atlantic and New England states.

Diesel Student Selected as February Young American

Josh HibbsCongratulations to Joshua Hibbs of Diesel and Truck Technology and Midd West School district for being selected as our Young American for February, 2013.

Josh Kerstetter and Crystal Reigel, Diesel and Truck Technology 2010-2011

Hello, our names are Josh Kerstetter from Midd-West High School and Crystal Reigel from Midd-West High School. We are currently enrolled in the Diesel and Truck Technology program at SUN Area Technical Institute.

We both made the decision to attend the diesel program at SUN Tech as seniors because it reflects our interests and will further educate us about the diesel industry, thus helping to prepare us for the future.

Mr. Neidig is our instructor.  He has many years of experience in the field and is a great and knowledgeable teacher. He is passing his experience onto us and our class to help us become educated in the field of diesel technology.

Throughout the first half of the year, we’ve learned shop safety and the proper use of shop tools and other shop equipment. We went on to learn about electrical systems of a truck, including starting and charging systems. From there we studied steering, wheel end, and brake systems. We also learned how to properly rebuild a fifth wheel.

In the second half of the year, we will start by studying and practicing to take our PA State Inspection License test for cars/light trucks and heavy trucks. Having the chance to obtain our state inspection license is great, because it gives us the upper hand when seeking employment. From there we will study diesel and gasoline engines and the electronic systems that control them. We will the work on clutches and drivelines to complete our school year.

In February, students will have the chance to go into the co-op program where they can gain on the job experience and possible full-time employment upon graduation from high school.

Diesel technology is a growing field in both our area and also throughout the rest of the country. With the training and experience that we gained at SUN Tech, we will be able to enter the workforce or go onto to a post-secondary school with the upper hand.