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Nicolet College’s Basic Heavy Equipment Operator program graduates 12

Graduates, instructors, and staff involved with Nicolet’s Basic Heavy Equipment Operator class include front row: L-R Sandy Bishop, Nicolet Dean of Workforce and Economic Development, Tina Webster, Green Bay, Tanya Manuelito, Hayward, Chris Cornelius, Seymour, Ned Daniels, Crandon, William Chapman, Lac du Flambeau; back row: Dan Linsmeyer, lead Nicolet instructor, Michael Chevalier, Keshena, Frank Miller, Hayward, Michael Quaderer, Hayward, Brennan Potack, Stone Lake, Channing Deverney, Fence, Mike Belisle Jr., Shell Lake, Mark England, Nicolet Instructor and Pete Vanney, Nicolet Director of Facilities and Instructor.

Moving large amounts of earth takes special skill.

In order to do that in a safe and effective manner, 12 people enrolled in and recently completed the Basic Heavy Equipment Operator program offered through Nicolet College.

Along with basic equipment operation and different earth-moving techniques, the nearly 100 hours of training included electromechanical fundamentals, site preparation and grading, transporting equipment, and flagging.

For the full story, see this week’s edition of The Forest Republican or The Florence Mining News.