Komatsu is providing construction equipment to students at North Dakota State College of Science in an educational partnership that also includes Road Machinery & Supplies Co. Through the partnership, students will receive technical training on Komatsu construction equipment and related products. The program combines classroom instruction, hands-on laboratory instruction and cooperative educational work experience at participating Komatsu dealerships such as General Equipment & Supplies and Road.

“We are pleased to add Komatsu to our reputable list of partners and value their contributions to this program,” said Dr. John Richman, NDSCS president. “With the recent completion of our $10.3 million diesel educational facility expansion, the time is right to add this highly technical Diesel Technology-Komatsu program.”

The program will begin in August. Graduates will earn an Associate in Applied Science degree designed to develop technically competent, professional service technicians.

“NDSCS has been pivotal in making this partnership happen,” said Don Shilling, president of General Equipment & Supplies. “The need for highly educated diesel technicians continues to grow. In fact, we could easily hire a dozen technicians right now throughout our locations in North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota.”

Through scholarship assistance, program costs associated with tuition, fees and supplies may be reimbursed up to 90 percent depending on a student’s grade point average.

More information is available at www.ndscs.edu/komatsu.