Central Lakes College in Staples has announced the hiring of two instructors due to unanticipated staff retirement.
Bruce Johnson of Brainerd has been hired as a full-time probationary heavy equipment operations/maintenance instructor at Central Lakes College effective Feb. 18.
Johnson took general education courses at Brainerd Community College 1993-95 and 16 years earlier spent 21 months enrolled in the heavy equipment mechanics program at Staples.
From 1987 to present he has been with Ziegler, transferred to Brainerd in 1990 to a field service truck, making repairs on job sites.
Kevin Bednar of Hannaford, N.D., has been hired in the same capacity as Johnson.
Bednar comes to CLC after having owned and operated Bednar Excavating in Cooperstown, N.D., from 1995-2002.
He has studied and worked in North Dakota and Texas, starting with high school graduation in Cooperstown in 1974.
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