Volvo Trucks New River Valley Assembly Plant in Dublin, Vir. is awarding a 2009 Volvo highway tractor to Virginia's Pulaski County High Schools for the creation of a curriculum for students.
The truck features a Volvo D16 16-liter engine with 600 horsepower and will be used to teach students fundamental truck systems, assembly and repair techniques.
“Securing a sustainable future for our families, communities and business partners starts here in the New River Valley Plant with the education and development of our youth,” said Franky Marchand, vice president and general manager of NRV. “As professional truck builders, our people deliver premier products and strive to assure the ultimate customer experience through continuous improvement and personal development.”
The Ttuck was presented to Pulaski County High School Superintendent Kevin Siers at the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce Business Fair at New River Valley.
“We work to inspire the next generation of truck builder through community- and industrial-based events, such as National Manufacturing Day,” Marchand said. “Activities based on the sciences and engineering are one way to lay the foundation for jobs in the future. Add hands-on training in manufacturing to the educational mix and you create a win-win opportunity for the student and our community.”