Nearly 100% of college students in a specialized program at Northwest Mississippi Community College are being placed in jobs upon graduation, according to a Fox News Memphis story. Northwest Mississippi Community College is just one of many schools offering the John Deere TECH program, a two-year Associate’s degree that prepares those interested in a Deere mechanical job for a position upon graduation.
The two-year program focuses on a balance between classroom theory, hands-on lab work, and paid internships at participating John Deere dealership locations. In doing so, the program covers John Deere diesel engines, powertrains, hydraulics, and machine set-up systems in-depth. Students also work with various John Deere high-tech electronics and computer diagnostics, while benefiting from learning the communication and customer relations skills essential for professional success.
The Deere website states that every student must be sponsored by a John Deere dealership to gain valuable professional experience as part of the program: “Your time at a dealership is intense. You'll put all you know about John Deere diesel engines, powertrains, electronics, and diagnostics to work. You’ll learn you really can fix a machine with a laptop instead of a wrench. And you'll discover how your skills affect everyone you come into contact with, from customers to coworkers. It's this real-life experience that puts John Deere TECH graduates in demand.”
Other schools offering the John Deere TECH program include Fort Scott Community College, Arkansas State University-Beebe, Lake Land College, and many more. The John Deere TECH program offers students from around the country an opportunity to become a John Deere expert through in-class and outside of class experiences.
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