ALHS receives donations of engines

Published 9:10 am Saturday, April 28, 2012

In an effort to ignite a renewed appreciation and understanding of small engines among high school and technical college students nationwide, Kohler Engines recently donated more than 10,000 engines to hundreds of educational institutions across the country. The company partnered with several non profit organizations on the one-time gift, that worked independently to distribute the engines to interested schools.

Albert Lea High School was one of the schools that received multiple engines.

The organizations that helped distribute the donated engines on Kohler’s behalf, include: SkillsUSA, a non profit partnership of students, teachers and companies working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce; the Equipment and Engine Training Counsel, a non profit association whose goal is to address the shortage of qualified service technicians in the outdoor power equipment industry; Fox Valley Technical College Foundation, in Appleton, Wis.; and Hinds Community College Foundation in Jackson, Miss. Each of these organizations distributed the engines only to schools who agreed to utilize the donated product exclusively for educational purposes. Individual classrooms within the participating schools were eligible to receive up to 24 engines each.

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