May 18th, 2018 marked the first ever Diesel Tech Signing Day where high school students signed documents committing to perusing courses in Salt Lake Community College’s diesel tech program. Students from the Canyons and Jordan School District participated in the event.
Val Hale, Executive Director for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, welcomed everyone to the meeting and expressed his office’s excitement about the program. “This state runs on diesel techs,” Hale said. “If you use it, chances are it came on a truck and you are a part of that,” he said to the students.
Kyle Treadway, Dealer Principal for Kenworth Sales, addressed the audience next telling the students how important their contribution is to the development of our economy. “From a personal perspective, Kenworth Sales depends on your expertise to continue to function.” Treadway went on to say, “from an economic perspective, your contributions are vital to the development of not only our state, but our nation. We are excited about your decision and wish for your success.”
Following Kyle, Rick Bouillon, Associate Vice President for Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), addressed the group. “SLCC welcomes you to its program. We look forward to helping you progress in your career and become professionals in this field.”
Each of the students then signed their letters of intent to attend the diesel tech program at Salt Lake Community College. Kenworth Sales would like to thank The Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Salt Lake Community College, and others for their efforts in helping our industry grow. We look forward to the professional success of these students within Kenworth Sales and the industry as a whole.