RBC | Students of the college’s automotive program will have a new differential to use in their training after the donation of the part by Trapper Mine.
George Miner, a mechanic at Trapper Mine, proposed donating the differential describing why it would benefit the program. Glenda Bellio, a member of the Warehousing Department, contacted Automotive Instructor Dale Updike in September to ask if the college would like to receive the large axel. Providing students with real-world experience such as using the decommissioned axle is an important part of the program and was happily accepted.
“On behalf of Colorado Northwest Community College, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude for Trapper’s Mining Company contribution of a differential to CNCC’s Automotive program. Your donation will provide expanded skills-based practices,” Updike wrote in a letter of thanks.
The axle was presented to Updike and Craig Career Technical Education Dean Kathy Powell-Case by Jennifer Womack, Mine IT Supervisor and Moffat County Junior Affiliated College District Board member.
(Above) Dale Updike accepted a decommissioned differential donated to the college automotive program by Trapper Mine.