Passing Along Our Expertise11/15/2017 4:17 PM |
When it comes to maintaining our buses and trains, VTA professionals not only do that work themselves, they also lend a hand when it comes to teaching others how to do it.
Hartnell College is Salinas recently took advantage of that help with a field trip to VTA’s Chaboya Maintenance Training Center. A group of 14 students in Hartnell’s “Advanced Diesel Technology” program (ADT) spent a recent morning there learning some tricks of the trade.
and a member of Hartnell’s ADT Advisory Board. “This way the college can better prepare the students for working in the diesel technology industry.”
The school has been bringing students to visit VTA’s Maintenance Training Center for the past 10 years.
Hartnell Instructor Valentin Rodriguez calls the experience invaluable for the students. “They mature so much after this visit. They have a much better idea of what’s expected of them when they see the real thing.” Rodriguez says there is no shortage of jobs in the industry, especially in the agriculture-rich area of Salinas. “The jobs are waiting for them when they get out of school, fixing transit vehicles, tractors, and in small businesses,” Rodriguez said.