Working as a diesel mechanic isn’t just about inspecting and repairing diesel vehicles. On an average day you’ll also clean parts, complete paperwork and even mop the floors. In the shop it’s all about teamwork: that means these tasks are the responsibility of everyone – not just the entry-level techs.
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As compressed natural gas vehicles gain traction with businesses and governments, some schools are adding additional courses to their diesel mechanics programs to prepare students for the growing alternative energy movement.
When businesses retire old trucks that are no longer road-worthy, diesel training programs can benefit by using the vehicles as valuable teaching aids.
When diesel programs partner directly with businesses in the industry, students are able to gain invaluable real-world knowledge and connections to help them land a job immediately upon graduation.
As technology advances, it can be challenging for technical schools to keep their classrooms up-to-date. Through partnerships with businesses, diesel technician programs are able to secure the necessary funds to modernize teaching facilities.
By working with businesses to identify the industry's requirements for diesel technicians, colleges can develop training programs that effectively position students to fill these gaps upon graduation.
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