I an an electromechanical engineer. I worked on behalf of Congo Equipment — a Caterpillar dealer in the Katanga province of Congo — for three years before going into a gold mine still in the DRC. This free program helped me to know more about Caterpillar machines.
A Better Technician
The training has increased my technical competence as a Mechanical Engineer, and during my dealer visit/tour I was able to relate what was learned during the training to what is obtainable as a field service technician. I believe the training will make me a better field service technician in the near future.
Becoming a Caterpillar Expert
My sincere appreciation goes to the organization as a whole. The training was so fantastic such that it has awoken my goal of becoming a Caterpillar expert in designing various system to run on CAT equipment and machines. I really need more of it to turn up my innovative mind.
A New Career Path
I really enjoyed the training and have found it very useful for myself and my team already. It was fantastic training. The training was really excellent; I got so much out of it. I have gained a lot of practical information about operational principles of an engine. The training opened my eyes to a serious practical, which has inspired me and given me the tools to look at a new career path. I look forward to enrolling for any other such training in the future in order to furnish my practical knowledge even more.
I was very happy when I was called upon to receive my certificate for the Technician for Africa program. The program has made me a better technician and the certificate has given me a career boost of becoming a certified technician. And I look forward to more programs from Caterpillar.
In the News
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A Rewarding Relationship with Caterpillar
Accept my deepest appreciation for following up with the status of issuance of my certificate. I can confirm that I received my certificate on June 15, 2016 in a ceremony at the MANTRAC office in Trans-Amadi, Port Harcourt (Nigeria). A photograph is attached.
Without doubt, I am most elated at seeing my progress to this level with your organization. And while I, once more, offer my kind appreciation, I look forward to a more rewarding relationship through my training and developmental stages.
Prepared for the Heavy Machinery Industry
I am very happy the Technicians for Africa online training program was very easy to access and free. I now feel capable to get into the heavy machinery industry. And thanks to the certificate that I earned the local CAT dealer takes me seriously and is willing to contact me when an opportunity arises.
I advise all young Africans and especially technicians to take this online program to develop their resumes and thus meet the needs of the very demanding heavy machinery industry.
An Awesome Experience!
It was a great and awesome experience! I truly appreciate the training, the assessment, the certificate and the gift from Caterpillar. It was such a great opportunity. I got so much out of your training and am still looking forward for more from the heavy equipment giant. The training experience is one of the best in my career as a technician and a Mechanical Engineer. I feel well-equipped for my job. I recommend this training to colleagues around the world who are interested in excelling in this field.
A Benefit for Graduates
The Technicians for Africa program has greatly increased my knowledge and skills on various mechanical and electrical systems on Caterpillar equipment. It was a great opportunity for me and I believe it would also benefit young graduates and anyone currently working as an heavy duty mechanic.
Thank You Caterpillar For This Opportunity
The Technicians for Africa program is an experience never to be taken for granted nor taken lightly. I was exposed to the nitty-gritty of basic, mechanical equipment and the tour was an eye-opener. I really want to thank the management of Caterpillar for this opportunity. I promise to make good use of the knowledge acquired and most especially share with my colleagues. I look forward to other impactful programs.