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Industrial and Heavy Mechanic students at College of the Rockies will benefit from donations of equipment

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Brian Harvey with a donation of compressors and components.

Industrial Mechanic shop assistant Brian Harvey looks over a variety of compressors and components, donated by Canadian Purcell Machinery. — Photo courtesy COTR

College of the Rockies’ Heavy Mechanical students will have another means of gaining hands-on experience, thanks to a generous donation of a diesel engine from SMS Equipment Inc. This donation will be used by both Foundation and Apprenticeship Heavy Mechanical students. 

College of the Rockies’ Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) program Shop Assistant, Brian Harvey, accepted a donation, on behalf of the College, of a variety of compressors and compressor components, including a natural gas compressor station, from Canadian Purcell Machinery. These items will enhance the Industrial Mechanic program by providing additional hands-on learning opportunities for students.

Dan Smith standing beside donated engine.

Dan Smith, Shop Assistant for College of the Rockies’ Heavy Mechanical and Automotive Service Technician programs, with the donated engine. — Photo courtesy COTR

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