Developing nations in Africa, such as Madagascar and Burkina Faso, are as invaluable globally as they are to Africa. Extensive, globally-backed development offers extensive skills training and life careers to local people – including technician training and careers as heavy equipment technicians.
Cat® heavy equipment is used in civil construction, infrastructure projects, mining and agriculture is used in these countries as it is throughout Africa and the world, and one of the skills most in demand as a result of these projects are those of a Cat equipment technician. While on-the-ground training opportunities exist, through Cat equipment dealerships, this need is now being met through free online courses for technicians.
Construction and sustainable energy development in Madagascar
Blessed with extraordinary flora and fauna, most of it endemic, the unique island of Madagascar is one of Africa’s crown jewels. However, Madagascar is a huge nation with a growing and still very rural population. Innovative and labour intensive economic development that employs, educates and empowers local people is of paramount importance for progress.
Caterpillar has been involved in this progress through its supply of equipment for the construction of the ‘Route Nationale 6’ – a 70km highway linking the previously cut off rural north with socio-economic opportunities in more developed areas – particularly the Capital city of Antananarivo.
Cat equipment in development in Burkina Faso
Cat Dealership Burkina Equipment in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, supplies Cat equipment for numerous projects in this tiny but highly promising West African country, particularly in infrastructure. Private – Public partnerships in Burkina Faso are transforming the socio-economic landscape of this West Africa nation, and setting an example for neighbouring countries.
Free online courses for technicians training in Madagascar and Burkina Faso
Technicians for Africa, in partnership with the Caterpillar University, offers free online courses for technicians – essential training to meet the demand for Cat equipment technicians in Madagascar and Burkina Faso.
Become a part of ‘Progress in Africa’ and secure a life-long career as a Cat heavy equipment technician through our online technician training course. The duration is 3 – 6 months, depending on whether you apply yourself part-time or full-time, and the entirely online course can be done from anywhere with a good internet connection.
To register for our free online Caterpillar training, or find out more about Caterpillar and our relationship with our dealers and development partners in Madagascar and Burkina Faso, contact us today.
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