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Skilled to Work: LCC's Diesel Technology Program

Instructors at Lane Community College's Diesel Technology Program said they're having trouble keeping up with the job the demand, and that's good news for graduates.

Posted: May 21, 2018 5:51 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - Lane Community College is doing its part to help fill the void of skilled diesel industry workers. The diesel industry is just one of many industries throughout Western Oregon that are losing qualified employees to retirement.

KEZI 9 News is partnering with industry leaders in the "Skilled To Work" campaign, to help find qualified replacements.

Lane Community College has offered a Diesel Technology Program for more than 50 years. The program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree, which takes two years to complete. The schools said students typically graduate right into the workforce, with starting wages around $18 per hour.

Steve Webb, an instructor with the Diesel Program, said there is such a need for qualified workers, that he's having trouble keeping up with the demand. "I get e-mails and phone calls every day," said Webb. "We actually have more job opportunities than students right now. I think that's the case for most CTE programs right now."

During the program, students are exposed to the latest technology and advancements in the diesel industry, which allows them to hit the ground running.

You can find more information about LCC's Diesel Technology Program here.

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