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August 14, 2019   |   The Herald-Dispatch


Tech center in Chesapeake starts new large equipment program

A diesel mechanics laboratory at Collins Career Technical Center in Chesapeake has been transformed into a new large equipment manufacturing program featuring construction equipment simulators and actual heavy equipment operations.

Dodgion says the two-year program for high school juniors and seniors gets the students ready to work in the construction field utilizing heavy equipment such as bulldozers, cranes, scrapers and other heavy equipment operation.

Dodgion said currently there are many opportunities for career jobs with technical education.

"Right now that's where the need is in this country, and this program is one of many we offer to fill that need," he said.

"The jobs these students will be qualified for are very good-paying, career positions, especially if you are in the union."

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