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John Deere TECH Offers Students a World of Opportunity

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The John Deere TECH program offers students an opportunity to become experts inside and outside the classroom
The John Deere TECH program offers students an opportunity to become experts inside and outside the classroom


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.

Image courtesy of: https://www.southeast.edu/JohnDeereTech/

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