John Deere Tech Program
John Deere Tech is an educational program designed to upgrade the technical competence and professional level of the participating student. The program is sponsored jointly by John Deere Company, John Deere dealers, and Wake Technical Community College. Students will be provided with classroom lecture and laboratory experiences on John Deere products and a unique opportunity to work at a John Deere dealership.
The John Deere Tech Program begins in the fall semester of each year. The total program is completed in two years. Each specialized subject is studied in the classroom and laboratory on campus and followed by related work experience in the dealership. The work experience at the dealership should relate as much as possible to the course work just completed in the classroom. Instruction will cover the fundamentals of engines, powertrain, hydraulics, and electrical systems, as well as new developments in construction equipment.
Since considerable time is spent at the dealership, the program requires the student to have a sponsoring John Deere dealer. The student can request assistance in locating a sponsoring dealer. The responsibility of the dealership is to provide training-related employment for the student and to serve as a mentor during the work experience periods.
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