Volvo Trucks continues investment in technician training

Volvo Trucks continues investment in technician training

Zachary Ramirez, a student in WyoTech’s Diesel Advanced Technology Education (DATE) for Volvo Trucks program in Blairsville, Penn., has been named the recipient of an $8,700 Volvo Trucks DATE scholarship from Volvo Trucks in North America.

“We’re proud to help support technician education and recognize the valuable role expert Volvo technicians play in the success of our products and dealer network,” said Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing.

The DATE for Volvo Trucks program’s comprehensive curriculum complements WyoTech’s core Diesel Technology training programs to help prepare graduates for entry-level positions servicing and repairing Volvo trucks. Students enrolled in the program receive specialized training on Volvo engines, electronics, emissions, and powertrain and chassis components.

DATE is designed to produce advanced apprentice technicians with a potential for an accelerated path in the Volvo Trucks Academy VistaTech service technician certification program. The VistaTech program was also the reason that the Brandon Hall Group, a research and analyst organization focused on learning development, presented Volvo Trucks Academy with a 2013 Excellence in Learning Award.

The Volvo Trucks Academy, which provides Volvo Trucks sales, aftermarket and technician training, was recognized for its VistaTech service technician certification program. Volvo technicians in the program complete instructor-led and web-based training courses to develop skills and attain advanced certification as they work toward becoming a Volvo master technician.

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