Hinds CC helps engine donation get to schools

From press reports

The Landscape Management Technology at Hinds Community College’s Raymond Campus is facilitating the donation of Kohler engines to local Mississippi school districts. Because Hinds is located near a Kohler manufacturer, the college was one of the first schools contacted about the opportunity to receive the donation of more than 1,000 engines. The engines, worth about $225 each, are also being distributed to high schools and other programs throughout the state. The small engine program will keep approximately 100 engines for classroom use and will donate the remaining engines. “We certainly appreciate Kohler for making this huge donation,” said Allen Spence, turf equipment management instructor on the Raymond Campus, who is coordinating the donation. “It is a great opportunity for the college.” The Hinds program is accredited by the Equipment and Engine Training Council. Dudley Vance, teacher in the Choctaw County Career and Technology Center, recently picked up 20 engines. As Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution offering quality, affordable educational opportunities with more than 170 academic, career and technical programs. With six locations in central Mississippi, Hinds enrolled more than 13,000 credit students in fall 2011. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.