Ramirez, who is originally from Texas, is already seeing the benefits of being enrolled in the DATE program. “I have gone through several rounds of interviews for a position as a technician with a Volvo Trucks dealer in Texas,” he said. “I’m very excited about this opportunity, and I feel that being a student in the DATE program is already helping me get my foot in the door.”
The DATE program’s comprehensive curriculum complements WyoTech’s core Diesel Technology training programs to help prepare graduates for entry-level positions servicing and repairing Volvo trucks. Students enrolled in the program receive specialized training on Volvo engines, electronics, emissions, powertrain and chassis components. DATE is designed to produce advanced apprentice technicians with a potential for an accelerated path in the VistaTech program.
“We’re proud to help support technician education and recognize the valuable role expert Volvo technicians play in the success of our products and dealer network,” said Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing.
2013 Excellence in Learning Award
Brandon Hall Group, a leading research and analyst organization focused on learning development, recently presented Volvo Trucks Academy with top honors at its 2013 Learning Awards. Volvo Trucks Academy, which provides Volvo Trucks sales, aftermarket and technician training, was recognized for its VistaTech service technician certification program.
Through VistaTech, Volvo technicians complete instructor-led and web-based training courses to develop their skills and attain advanced certification levels as they work toward becoming a Volvo master technician. The VistaTech certification program continues to bolster the number of Volvo master technicians in the Volvo Trucks dealer network.
New truck technician scholarship opens doors for young techs.
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