Tri-County Implement Donates Tools To Sidney High School

In an effort to get more students exposed to technical careers, Tri-County Implement Inc, Sidney, donated several tools to the Sidney High School Ag department. 

“It is hard for us to find technicians and anything we can do to help the school educate some students to be technicians would be a great thing,” said Tyler Christensen, Tri-County Implement parts and service general manager. 

The school was originally looking to purchase tools from Tri-County. Kelly Alvstad thought it would be a good idea to donate the tools instead. Christensen agreed and said, “Whatever they need I would be willing to donate.”

The company donated several basic hand tools including socket sets, wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers. These hand tools will mainly be used in Sidney High School’s small engines class. 

This year, the school was in dire need of tools, due to the growing size of their small engines class. 

“They went from three students to well over 30 this year, so they did not have enough tools to share,” added Christensen. 

He hopes this will help the students be more apt to go into a technical field, whether it is working for Tri-County Implement or any of the automotive dealerships in town, or to even work for an area farmer. 

Christensen explained that there is a national shortage of tradespeople. He said, “We want to help out where we can to increase the number of people who want to do those jobs or go into that trade. I think it will be good for kids to know that trade school is a good thing and that you don’t always have to go to a 4-year college to get a good job.”


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