NDSCS and Case IH Regional Dealers announce educational partnership
Posted on 1/10/2013
North Dakota State College of Science and North Dakota Case IH regional dealers today announced an educational partnership offering a two-year diesel technology program focusing on Case IH agricultural equipment and technology.
Through this innovative partnership, incoming students will be sponsored by participating Case IH dealerships. Sponsorships will be customized by each dealer and could include tuition assistance, internships, branded dealer uniforms and/or reimbursement for technician toolkits. Students may seek out dealer sponsors directly or request assistance securing a dealer sponsor from the College.
"We have a critical need for highly-trained dealer technicians," said David Meyer, Titan Machinery chairman and chief executive officer. Meyer serves as chairman for the North Dakota Implement Dealers Association and the North Dakota representative on the Case IH Dealer Advisory Board. "As we continue to provide best in class solutions for our customers and suppliers, we must invest in recruiting and educating future technicians throughout our system. Partnering with NDSCS allows North Dakota Case IH dealers to ensure the ongoing quality of the technician pipeline in our state."
Program graduates will earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Diesel Technology - Case IH. Curriculum will include a focused study in powertrains, electrical/electronics, and Case IH-related hydraulic and farming systems. Class size will be limited to 20 students annually.
The Diesel Technology - Case IH program will be taught at the College's diesel technology facility in Wahpeton, N.D., beginning August 2013. Classes will be taught in Bisek Hall, currently undergoing a $10.3 million expansion that when completed in June 2013, will position NDSCS as one of the largest diesel technician educational facilities in North America featuring 110,000 sq. ft. of diesel-specific educational space.
"We are pleased to add Case IH to our reputable list of partners and value their contributions to this program," said Dr. John Richman, NDSCS president. "The North Dakota legislature provided a significant contribution toward building a world-class diesel educational facility here and, with this additional space, the time is right to add this highly-technical Diesel Technology - Case IH program."
Prospective students can learn more about the Diesel Technology - Case IH program by visiting ndscs.edu/case-ih or calling Enrollment Services in Wahpeton at 800-342-4325.
Case IH is a global leader in agricultural equipment. With headquarters in the United States, Case IH has a network of more than 4,900 dealers and distributors that operates in over 160 countries. Case IH is a brand of CNH (NYSE: CNH), a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Group (FIA: MI).
Participating Case IH Dealership Partners:
Erickson Implement, Inc. Carrington, N.D. Frontier Equipment, LLC Williston, N.D. Hansons Auto & Implement Inc. Cavalier, N.D.; Grafton, N.D. High Plains Equipment Devils Lake, N.D. Lelm Implement Inc. Fessenden, N.D.; Harvey, N.D. Northern Equipment, Inc. Rugby, N.D. Northern Plains Equipment Co. Mandan, N.D.; New Salem, N.D. Stanley Equipment Inc. Stanley, N.D. Titan Machinery Inc. Arthur, N.D; Casselton, N.D.; Fargo, N.D.; Grand Forks, N.D.; Jamestown, N.D.; Kintyre, N.D.; Kulm, N.D.; Lamoure, N.D.; Lidgerwood, N.D.; Lisbon, N.D.; Mayville, N.D.; Wahpeton, N.D.; Wishek, N.D. Uglem-Ness Company Northwood, N.D. West Plains, Inc. Beach, N.D.; Bowman, N.D.; Dickinson, N.D.; Hettinger, N.D.