The Ivy Tech Fort Wayne Diesel Technology Program has received a diagnostic laptop following a donation from PepsiCo Inc. (Nasdaq: PEP) and North Carolina-based Noregon. Ivy Tech says the donation will help students prepare for careers by giving them access to state-of-the-art tools used by professional diesel technicians.
The approximately $5,000 laptop is equipped with industry-specific applications to help students, including JPRO Professional to diagnose and repair vehicles with tools used by industry professionals.
“The use of this type of tooling in our program allows our student technicians to graduate with the skill sets that are in demand within the Diesel repair field,” said Dr. Nick Goodnight, department chair of Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s Diesel and Construction Technology Programs. “This great partnership with Noregon and Pepsi brings more attention to the skilled trades to hopefully attract more talent to the industry.”
The laptop was presented by PepsiCo and Noregon representatives during a recent trip to the Fort Wayne campus.