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El Paso Electric donates derrick/digger truck to DACC


Doña Ana Community College’s (DACC) Advanced Technologies Division has received a replacement truck as a donation from El Paso Electric (EPE).

The truck, a derrick/digger vehicle, will be used by DACC’s Commercial Technologies Department in the Electrical Lineworker Program to teach students how to set poles without the need to dig by hand, and to support other necessary hands-on experience, DACC said in a news release.

The truck will replace a derrick/digger donated to DACC by the New Mexico Electric Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NMRECA), a statewide nonprofit service organization, when the Electrical Lineworker program began in 2004.

The estimated value of the donated truck is about $16,000.

The DACC Commercial Technologies Department is part of the Advanced Technologies Division. The department offers several associate degrees and certifications in the fields of automotive technology, electrical lineworker, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, water technology and welding technology.

To apply to the Lineworker Program, visit www.epelectric.com/company/careers/dona-ana-lineworker-internship-program. For a full list of advanced technology programs, visit https://dacc.nmsu.edu/at/programs/. For more information, send an email to news@dacc.nmsu.edu.

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