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Rep. Adrian Smith tries hand at operating heavy equipment at CCC

Published: Oct. 5, 2021 at 10:50 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Nebraska Congressman Adrian Smith took a turn at operating a backhoe Tuesday. Smith had the opportunity while he checked out the Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Program at Central Community College in Hastings.

Smith, in good humor, was asked if he would like to move on to a career in heavy equipment once his days in public service are over.

“As a kid, it’s something that I always actually had some interest in,” Smith said with a smile. “Now with a child, he’s very interested in heavy equipment as well.”

CCC’s Heavy Equipment Operator Technician Program began five years ago, and the sixth class is now learning the necessary skills in this high-demand career field. Rep. Smith praised CCC for offering this and other high-demand programs while filling a pipeline of need.

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