Alumni Spotlight - Blake Burnette

Blake Burnette

After hearing good things about the Diesel Technician program at Southside Virginia Community College, Blake Burnette enrolled to add to his knowledge of diesel machinery and become more employable in the field.

"Working with diesel equipment has always been in my blood. . . most kids ride bikes or play video games, I would drive a dozer," says this Altavista, Virginia native about his love for diesel machinery.

Upon completing the program with SVCC, Blake accepted a position with Carter Machinery. He has the future goals of excelling in the company, and becoming a field technician.

Blake says, "I had a great time at SVCC. Lots of friends made, great teachers, and learned a lot about the upcoming industry. I enjoyed the program a lot, and would definitely recommend it to upcoming technicians."


Learn more about SVCC's Diesel Technician Program here.