News Release

Published on Friday, April 07, 2006

Western Technical College will be holding an Open House featuring its Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician program on Wednesday, April 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The public is encouraged to visit the Diesel Shop, at 2719 Larson St., and the Fleming Body Shop, located at the end of IGA Court, in the Industrial Park in La Crosse. There is no charge to attend, and the public is welcome any time during the event.

Participants of this event will learn about the many careers available in the diesel and heavy equipment industries. Program students and staff members will provide facility tours and demonstrations throughout the day.

Students in the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician program get hands-on experience in the troubleshooting and repair of diesel engines, fuel systems, power trains, electrical, HVAC, heavy equipment repair, computer controlled systems, air systems, and brakes. Graduates of the program enter the workforce as truck, diesel, and heavy equipment technicians, or in other related fields.

For more information on this event, please contact Diesel instructors Duane Yachwak at 608.789.6297 or Casey Eglinton at 608.785.9408.

To learn more about the other Western Technical College programs and services, please call 608.785.9200 or visit the Web site at