Windham awarded scholarship to attend South Georgia Technical College’s Heavy Equipment College of Technology CAT program
Chipley, FL – Hunter Windham of Chipley, Florida, has been awarded a scholarship by Thompson Tractor to pursue an Associate’s Degree as a Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician at South Georgia Technical College in Americus, Georgia. Windham has been accepted in the College’s Southeastern Caterpillar Dealers College of Technology for the fall semester. Windham graduated in 2016 from Chipley High School. He is an avid bow hunter, fisherman and golfer. He is currently employed by Lilypad Adventures. He is the son of Jason and Tara Windham of Chipley. The Southeastern Caterpillar Dealers College of Technology was established in 2001 by the joining of resources from Caterpillar dealers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. The degree program consists of two years intensive study of heavy equipment technology, fundamentals of mechanical, electronic and hydraulic application. The program is a partnership where students alternate with eight weeks of practical experience working in Thompson Tractor’s shops to reinforce what was learned during the eight week’s class and lab training each semester at South Georgia Technical College. This alternating continues through the two years required to earn an associate degree. Windham will be performing his internship at Thompson’s Panama City Branch. The Associates Degree program is part of the Caterpillar THINK BIG program, receiving technical support from Caterpillar, the world’s largest manufacturer of heavy equipment and diesel engines. The scholarship and related work cycles is worth over $27,000.