AGCO, Your Agriculture Company, a
worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and
infrastructure, has established a relationship with Southeast Community College,
offering its “AGCO Advantage” Training Program within SCC’s Diesel-Ag Equipment Service Tech program on the Milford Campus.
The purpose of the “AGCO Advantage”
Training and Scholarship Program is to recruit and train entry-level
technicians for employment with a participating AGCO dealer to service the
technologically advanced AGCO products which are sold through four core brands:
Challenger, Fendt, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra.
Students will be sponsored by a
participating dealer, attend 21 months of technical training at SCC, and will
graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Diesel-Ag Equipment
Service Tech, as well as “AGCO Advantage” certification that will enable the
student to commence work as a service technician at the dealer.
In September, AGCO and SCC agreed to
begin preparations for the July 2014 launch of the “AGCO Advantage” Program.
Recruitment of prospective students is now underway for the traditional July
and January start dates. SCC instructor training with AGCO product lines will
be expanded to promote the highest level of training possible.
The highly successful Diesel-Ag
Equipment Service Tech program is committed to serving the needs of all agriculture
equipment service and repair facilities and is designed to provide yet another
opportunity for students to enter the exciting and challenging world of agricultural
equipment service as a career technician.
For more information about how the “AGCO
Advantage” or SCC’s diesel technology programs, persons are asked to contact Program
Chair Lester Breidenstine at 402-761-8328.