ATTC selected to convert Benton County Sheriff Patrol Cars
Sheriff Scott Jackson is pleased to announce that most of the Benton County Sheriff's Office patrol fleet will convert current gasoline vehicles to dual gasoline and propane vehicles. This will result in cost savings and a better impact on the environment. Sheriff Jackson requested and received support for the project from the Benton County Commissioners, who authorized up to $84,000 from the capital improvement fund which was set aside for such projects that enhance effectiveness and efficiencies. The Sheriff's office is entering into an agreement with Linn-Benton Community College's newly formed Advanced Transportation Technology Center to install the propane autogas conversion systems, giving local students 'real world' education opportunities.
LBCC receives $25K Gift from Central Willamette for ATTC
Central Willamette Community Credit Union has gifted $25,000 to Linn-Benton Community College's Advanced Transportation Technology Center. Funds will be used to purchase equipment and supplies used in training students in LBCC's automotive technology program.
Developing the Next Generation of Mechanics & Emergency Responders
The Advanced Transportation Technology Center (ATTC) at Linn Benton Community College (LBCC) is a gleaming 35,000 thousand square foot facility with classrooms, car repair bays, and testing equipment, located in the rural Willamette Valley. At its opening reception on October 16th, 300 business people, local officials, donors, faculty, and students mingled and admired the new structure. The ATTC, however, is focused on people, in particular the people who will maintain and service the growing number of advanced fuel vehicles, including electric vehicles.
LBCC Receives $350,000
The Meyer Memorial Trust invested$350,000 in the ATTC through its grant program. The Meyer Memorial Trust works with and invests in organizations, communities, ideas and efforts that contribute to a flourishing and equitable Oregon.
LBCC Receives $60,000
Consumer’s Power, NW Natural and Pacific Power have donated more than $60,000 to Linn-Benton Community College’s new Advanced Transportation Technology Center, which is located in Lebanon, Oregon.
LBCC Receives $170,000
The Pacific Propane Gas Association donated $170,000 to Linn-Benton Community College’s new Advanced Transportation Technology Center for purchase of equipment to train student and incumbent workers to service propane-operated vehicles.
LBCC Receives $150,000
Linn-Benton Community College’s Foundation donated $150,000 to the college’s Advanced Transportation Technology Center for purchase of a dynamometer to use in its new automotive training center.
LBCC Awarded $1.5M
LBCC has been awarded $1.5 million from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to help fund an alternative fuels training center in Lebanon to train automotive, trucking and heavy equipment technicians.
LBCC Receives $50,000
Linn-Benton Community College received a $50,000 grant from Drive Oregon, part of a matching grant program designed to accelerate the growth of Oregon's electric vehicle industry. The grant will support the purchase of an advanced dynamometer for LBCC's new Advanced Transportation Technology Center located in Lebanon, Oregon. The grant is part of six projects totaling $179,926 from Drive Oregon.
LBCC Receives $2M Donation
The Linn-Benton Community College Foundation has received the largest single private gift in the 45-year history of the college from an anonymous donor. The $2 million dollar donation is to be used as a matching gift to support the construction and development of LBCC's new Advanced Transportation Technology Center.
LBCC Receives Propane Fuel Truck
CoEnergy Propane of Corvallis, Oregon recently donated a propane fuel truck to Linn-Benton Community College's Advanced Transportation program. The truck, a 1991 Chevy Kodiak, will be used as a training vehicle for students in the program to learn about alternative fuel systems.
LBCC Purchases Lebanon Site
Linn-Benton community college has reached an agreement to purchase a former manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Oregon where is will develop an education center to train people to work in the growing industry of alternative fuel vehicles in addition to providing space to expand its existing automotive and heave equipment/diesel technology programs.