History Center partners with SCC to host excavator simulator event next Saturday

Published 1:42 pm Sunday, September 25, 2022

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The Stanly County History Center will host an event next Saturday where people from the community will be able to see what it’s like to drive an excavator.

Stanly Community College will bring its excavator simulator to the history center’s parking lot for the event, which will run from 10 a.m. until noon.

The first 100 visitors will receive an item from a local business using funds from the America Rescue Plan Grant from the NC Humanities.

According to Joshua Aldridge, heavy equipment operations program head, SCC is one of two programs in the state that has heavy equipment training and the only one that has a live site — an area of about 15 acres behind SCC’s campus where students get to practice with the equipment.