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Oklahoma DOL Donates CNG Truck to Community College

The Oklahoma Department of Labor (ODOL) donated a CNG truck to the Oklahoma City Community College’s (OCCC) Professional Development Institute to be used as a teaching tool in the Professional Development Institute’s Alternative Fuels Program. In 2010, OCCC was one of the only community colleges in the nation to offer classes in converting vehicles to run on alternative fuel. Now the Professional Development Institute offers Oklahoma State Certification for CNG automotive technicians as well as other alternative fuels programs, such as CNG fleet management and safety operations.


The programs are already booked throughout June and the truck would enhance the quality of the programs offered by the Professional Development Institute as it continues to grow.


“The alternative fuels program is a path for both young men and women who seek a career that is long lived and beneficial to the ecology, the economy and the overall well-being of Oklahoma,” said Commissioner Mark Costello. “I appreciate being able to cooperate with OCCC in this venture.”