Posted: Jan 18, 2013 6:43 PM by Heather Jackson - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Jan 18, 2013 6:43 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI - A wealthy donor made Del Mar College a huge bet back in 2012. He told them if they could raise a couple million dollars then he would match it.
"The role I played was a two million dollar role", William Bouligny explains.
He asked the college to get $2 million and he would bring in $2 million of his own. Today the college announced that they met their end of the bargain, leaving the college with a combined $4.65 million.
The donations will fund programs like the new simulation project in the transportation training program.
"Today was our first day in the simulator and it is amazing," William Lowrery beams, "It's full motion. So stop and go, left and right you feel everything just like being in a real truck."
William was telling the truth. I got behind the wheel and pretended to drive a diesel truck. Luckily for the industry, I won't be driving. I crashed. That is something the college is hoping to avoid by adding extra training with these simulators.
They allow you to switch gears, push on the brakes, and even drive in the rain or snow that is shown on the screens in front of them.
"I want to thank the program they have been outstanding and I have learned a lot in two weeks their long days", says William Lowery.
Those long days will pay off because about 85-percent of the students in Del Mar's transportation program get jobs before they graduate.
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