Incoming student wins Nebraska diesel competition

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by jamesc  7/21/2017 8:06:12 AM -- 

HASTINGS, NE – An incoming Northeast Community College student has won a statewide competition that features the best student diesel technicians in the state.Jack Compton took first place in the student division of the Nebraska Super Tech, held recently at Central Community College here. Compton, Pierce, won a $500 tool voucher.

The 2017 SuperTech is a statewide competition among professional heavy duty diesel technicians from fleets, dealerships and independent shops. A student contest is also held with students from four of Nebraska’s community colleges.

This is the second consecutive year that a Northeast Community College diesel technology student has won the Nebraska Super Tech. Ian Folkers, Hartington, claimed the student division title in 2016.

Compton has taken dual credit courses through Northeast and will join the diesel technology program as a full-time student this fall.

Northeast Community College’s diesel technology concentration teaches students essential skills and knowledge to service and repair diesel- and gas-powered equipment. Students in the program receive over 1,000 hours of lab training, which focuses on diesel fuel systems, engines, refrigeration, power trains, brakes, among others.

The Nebraska Super Tech competition is coordinated by the Nebraska Trucking Association. The applied technology division at Northeast Community College was a co-sponsor.





Jack Compton, Pierce, holds a banner that shows how he finished in the student division of the Nebraska Super Tech competition, held recently at Central Community College in Hastings. Compton, Pierce, and an incoming diesel technology student at Northeast Community College, won a $500 tool.

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