LCCC Celebrates Union Pacific grant to support welding, diesel programs

CHEYENNE, Wyoming – Laramie County Community College and Union Pacific Railroad, will celebrate a new partnership grant on Monday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. in the Flex Tech Building on the LCCC, Cheyenne campus. This new grant totaling $300,000 over three years, will benefit the welding and diesel programs at the college. 

The grant will support new equipment, program recruitment, program expansion and community engagement for both programs. 

“LCCC’s relationship with Union Pacific helps our programs stay relevant and capable and grow as the industry demands,” said Scott VanHorn, LCCC Trades & Technical Studies Pathway Coordinator. 

“There is a long history of partnership between LCCC and Union Pacific. This alliance represents another great chapter in our continued commitment to the community and the region,” said Nathan Anderson, senior director of Public Affairs, Corporate Relations. “Together, we are driving an engine of opportunity, nurturing talent and ensuring the future is skilled and bright.”

The partnership is mutually beneficial as it assists industry by filling career-track jobs while also supporting LCCC’s efforts to illuminating a pathway toward rewarding careers after college.

“This partnership will allow students to continue to explore the vast array of careers that are available through our diesel technology or welding program at LCCC,” he said. “Working with a large and expansive company like Union Pacific highlights some of those opportunities.” 

Members of the community are invited to join LCCC and Union Pacific representatives to celebrate this partnership on Nov. 13. Guests will have an opportunity to view the new mobile welding truck and both the welding and diesel labs at LCCC as part of the event.  

Visit lccc.wy.edu/welding for more information about LCCC’s Welding Program. More information about the Diesel Technology Program is available at lccc.wy.edu/diesel.