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Partnership Means Big Opportunities for Students

Lorain County JVS Industrial Equipment Mechanics students check out the Case IH tractor

Lorain County JVS students in the Industrial Equipment Mechanics program can be trained on high-tech agriculture equipment, thanks to the partnership and generosity of the Wellington Implement Company. 

Tom Stannard, president and general manager of Wellington Implement, delivered a 2022 Case IH Puma 165 tractor to Lorain County JVS Industrial Equipment Mechanic students. 

 According to Stannard, the tractor, valued at $274,745, is equipped with GPS steering, front suspension, and a continuously variable transmission. 

“Obviously the school can’t afford to go out and buy brand new equipment every year, so with the partnership with Case IH, they allow us to place equipment like this in programs like this one so the students can get familiar with some of the newer equipment,” said Stannard. 

Along with the donation itself, Wellington Implement sends employees to Lorain County JVS a few times throughout the school year to work one-on-one with the students and help familiarize them with the piece of equipment.
“This partnership is important to my business also because we hope some of these students will come work for us one day, and the more exposure they have to the newer technology, the better it is for us all.” 

Mason Bremke, Lorain County JVS Industrial Equipment Mechanics instructor, looks forward to this donation each year. “It is so important that our students learn on the equipment that is currently out there in the real world, and this piece of equipment shows them the exact types of things that are coming into the shops to be worked on.” 

Every year Wellington Implement is so gracious to make this donation so that the students have the opportunity to learn and work on the equipment for a little while and we are incredibly thankful.” 

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