The Fendt Technician Academy at the Universal Technical Institute paves the way for skilled trades students pursuing agricultural careers
Authorized Fendt dealers benefit from trained and certified technicians
PHOENIX, August 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Universal Technical Institute (UTI) continues to meet the demand for skilled technicians in the agricultural sector through its Fendt Technician Academy, a 12-week specialist training program delivered exclusively at the UTI-Lisle campus in Lisle, Ill.while graduates of the program remain the first choice of authorized Fendt dealers across the country.
Currently, 42 North American Fendt dealers have signed up to support this unique program. As part of this partnership, they are considering graduating classes for potential job candidates. Since the program’s inception in fall 2021, more than 40 students have enrolled in or completed the program. The training program covers topics such as hydraulics and electrical systems, engine and emissions technology, powertrains and transmissions, and FUSE® advanced agricultural technology systems. The program is also designed to provide three different Fendt certifications for graduates.
“We are delighted that the Fendt Technician Academy here at Read it campus is creating such an impact in the agricultural technician industry in such a short time,” said UTI-Lisle Campus President Roger Gomez. “Students who initially come to the academy do so with a tremendous desire to be part of a truly rewarding industry and career path. Ultimately, they graduate from the program with the training and certifications needed to pursue those dreams.”
Among the authorized resellers is Holt AG Solutions, with reseller locations in the center and Northern California Regions. Holt AG Solutions has hired a total of six graduates from the academy program, and these employees thrive in a demanding and ever-changing industry landscape.
“Holt AG Solutions is proud to partner with ACGO to provide a pathway for Fendt Technician Academy graduates as they enter the workforce,” said Josh Hughes, CEO of Holt AG Solutions. “The machines we sell and service for our customers impact not only their livelihoods, but the economy as a whole and these technicians have a direct role to play in ensuring that Fendt tractors can accomplish just that. .”
“I was able to apply exactly what I learned at the Fendt Technician Academy at UTI-Lisle in my day-to-day responsibilities at Holt AG Solutions in Northern California“said the field service technician of Holt AG Solutions, Dalton Butler, and a graduate of the Fendt Technician Academy. “The training academy teaches all the relevant materials and theories to help us technicians properly maintain these sophisticated machines.”
The Fendt Technician Academy was originally announced in February 2021 together with AGCO Corporation, a world-renowned agricultural machinery manufacturer. Classes began in the fall of the same year.
“AGCO continues to lead the way in innovation and efficiency with products such as our award-winning Fendt tractors. We are delighted to partner with other industry-leading organizations like UTI who will help train the next generation of certified technicians. This comprehensive program includes both classroom theory and hands-on technical application to prepare graduates for real-world scenarios at dealerships,” said technical training manager Ash Alt, d AGCO North America.
Tuition and housing for the program are both funded by Fendt and require a one-year commitment to an authorized Fendt dealer after graduation.
About Universal Technical Institute
Founded in 1965 and based in Phoenix, Universal Technical Institute’s mission is to serve our students, partners, and communities by providing quality education and support services for in-demand careers. More than 250,000 students graduate from one of UTI’s 16 campuses located in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Texas. UTI’s campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Professional Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), while its employer-aligned technical training programs are offered under four brands: Universal Technical Institute, Motorcycle Mechanics Institute/Marine Mechanics Institute, NASCAR Technical Institute and MIAT College. of Technology. For more information and a complete list of all programs offered, please visit www.uti.edu or follow on LinkedIn @UniversalTechnicalInstitute or Twitter at @news_UTI.
AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions and provides high-tech solutions to farmers who feed the world through its full line of equipment and related services. AGCO products are sold under five core brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson®, Precision Planting® and Valtra®, supported by Fuse® smart farming solutions. Founded in 1990 and based in Duluth, GeorgiaUnited States, AGCO had net sales of approximately $11.1 billion in 2021. For more information, visit http://www.agcocorp.com. For company news, information and events, please follow us on Twitter: @AGCOCorp. For financial news on Twitter, please follow the hashtag #AGCOIR.
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