DEUTZ Corporation and Gwinnett Tech partner to produce tomorrow’s diesel technicians
DEUTZ Corporation and Gwinnett Technical College of Lawrenceville, GA are helping students in the College’s Heavy Diesel Service Technician program prepare for their future careers. As part of the new DEUTZ Technical Education Partnership, DEUTZ Corporation has donated seven diesel engines to the program, giving students hands-on experience with modern technology.
“Our industry is suffering from a lack of well-trained technicians,” said Robert Mann, DEUTZ Corporation president and CEO. “Off-highway diesel engine emission regulations have become increasingly stringent, necessitating the use of electrical controls and exhaust after treatment systems. As a result, diesel engine technicians need additional in-depth training.”
Gwinnett Tech’s Heavy Diesel Service Technician Program educates students on both theory and diagnosis of the basic diesel engine systems found in heavy equipment, safety and fuel systems.
“The Heavy Diesel Service Technician Program is at the core of our Automotive Service Technology and Automotive Technology programs,” said Dr. D. Glen Cannon, president of Gwinnett Technical College. “This particular program attracts students who want to pursue careers in the diesel repair industry to Gwinnett Tech, and with our in-depth instruction and new equipment, we expect its popularity to grow.”
About DEUTZ Corporation:
DEUTZ Corporation is a sales, service, genuine parts and application engineering center for the Americas, supporting the DEUTZ product range of 30 - 700 hp diesel and natural gas engines.
The Xchange Heritage:
DEUTZ began its proud legacy as pioneer in diesel remanufacturing in 1948 with its first engine remanufacturing plant at Übersee in Upper Bavaria, Germany. More than 60 years later, this tradition continues stronger than ever. DEUTZ Corporation, the largest subsidiary of DEUTZ AG, expanded this legacy to The Americas with the launch of the DEUTZ Xchange production facility in 2008. This $3.5 million, 50,000 sq. ft. facility, located in Pendergrass, Georgia, USA, serves as the administration hub for DEUTZ Xchange engines, parts and service throughout The Americas.
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