Perdue donates tractor trailer to Somerset County Technical High School
WESTOVER, Md. – Officials from Somerset County Technical High School say they recently received a generous donation of a working tractor trailer from Perdue Farms, to be used in their Medium/Heavy Truck Program.
The two-year program teaches students about steering, suspension and brake systems, electronic and HVAC systems, as well as diesel engine technology and preventative maintenance inspection.
Somerset County Schools began offering the program this school year with the opening of the new Technical High School. There are currently 11 students enrolled in the program, with more expected to enroll next year. Students who complete the program may choose to enroll in a trade school after high school, or go directly for one of many local businesses that maintain a fleet of trucks for core business functions, like Perdue Farms.
“This program has been very fortunate to be supported by the community. We have engine, tractor and trailer, transmission, and other donations from local farmers and major corporations like Sysco and Perdue Farms. The students get to put their hands on real-world applications. The County is now offering students an incredible opportunity to learn and excel in a career that is steadily growing. This wouldn’t be possible without the support of local businesses like Perdue Farms,” said Cole Roach, Medium/Heavy Truck Program instructor at the Technical High School.