• Paul Tobin

Caterpillar & CAT North American Dealers Launch Free Training for Aspiring Service Techs in NA

Updated: Mar 9



CATERPILLAR CONTINUES TO TACKLE WORKFORCE ISSUES FACING MANY PARTS OF THE WORLD

Following on the huge success of the Technicians for Africa and the Technicians for the Caribbean programs, Caterpillar has now joined forces with its North American dealers in the US and Canada to deliver free training, and economic opportunity, to aspiring service techs throughout the region.


According to Kelley Maxwell, the Caterpillar program lead, “Technicians for North America is a natural extension of a very successful program that we've been running in Africa and the Caribbean for the past several years. It's a completely free program yet it's a win-win for everyone. Technicians are essential for our dealers and customers; they keep projects on schedule and customers productive. Through projects like Technicians for North America we can address the skills gap that currently exist in the world and fuel economic growth for all."


ONLINE

Aspiring service technicians can take this no-cost, online curriculum from home, school, from a library or from anywhere that has a decent Internet connection using a personal computer, laptop, or mobile phone. In just 3-6 months students can receive a Certificate of Completion and begin an exciting journey towards a possible career as a well-paid and highly valued service technician in the automotive, trucking or heavy equipment industry.


HIGH QUALITY AND COMPREHENSIVE CURRICULUM

The curriculum consists of 18 courses: four Introductory courses, ten Level 1 courses and four Level 2 courses—all Caterpillar created and approved. Completion time is estimated to take approximately 3-6 months. (Yes. That’s right. It’s comprehensive.) Students will find the courses interesting and compelling with lots of interactivity and animation. By completing these courses, students will learn the basics of diesel engines, electricity, hydraulics, power train and much more.


CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Once the student successfully completes the program, they will be able to print out a certificate of completion. Students can use it in the marketplace to improve their chances of landing a technician's job in the auto industry, the trucking industry or the heavy equipment field. And students can use it to help gain entry into a leading vocational school.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please go to www.t4na.caterpillaruniversity.com

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