Competition for skilled employees — especially technicians — is fierce. Changing technologies and the need for evolving skill sets makes the gap of available technicians larger and more difficult to close. You need new ways to attract skilled technicians.
Our programs are designed to attract, train and retain technicians for current job openings and increase the pool of qualified technicians for future openings.
Partner with a local technical school for education and real-world experience.
Develop highly competent dealer service technicians ready to work in YOUR dealership when you partner with a local technical education provider and us to implement ThinkBIG.
The two-year, proprietary, nationally accredited, college-degree training program combines accelerated course work with "real world" application.
Classroom learning is supplemented by on-the-job training as students apply what they've learned about Cat® machines and engines in four eight-week internships at your dealership.
Fast-track new service technicians with an in-house program.
Accelerated Basics Courses (ABC) is a unique “in house” job-training program that teaches new technicians how to perform basic maintenance procedures on Cat equipment.
Students are personally selected by you — the Cat dealer — and become employees of your dealership after completing the program.
Curriculum is focused in two specialty areas:
Bring career opportunities to the developing world.
Technicians for Africa offers high-quality, online learning to students in developing countries. Students learn the basics of electricity, hydraulics, drivetrains and more. At completion, students receive a foundational certification — an important step to a career as a technician.
Technicians for Africa first launched in Nigeria, Mozambique and Democratic Republic of the Congo. It has now expanded to 12 additional countries (Angola, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia), with plans to expand to other regions and reach thousands more students.
A key component of the program is connecting students with a local Cat dealer. After they complete their certification, a tour of the dealership helps them understand how the operation works and gives them the opportunity to ask questions about a career as a technician.