Are you a student looking for a career as an equipment technician but don’t know where to start? Through a new partnership between Case IH, our dealership network and technical colleges across North America, you can begin a lifelong career of in-demand work with the Top Tech technician training program.
What is Top Tech?
Top Tech is an all-new collaboration between CNH Industrial, our network of dealers and the country’s leading technical colleges. This partnership will provide students interested in becoming technicians with opportunities to train on the newest Case IH machinery, as well as New Holland and CASE Construction Equipment products.
Through Top Tech, you’ll be working on a variety of equipment, including tractors, combines, planters and construction machinery. You’ll gain firsthand experience with the full range of CNH Industrial systems while building valuable skills to help you diagnose, repair and rebuild mechanical, hydraulic and electronic systems. In short: When something goes wrong out in the field, you’ll have the tools, expertise and know-how to fix it.
After acquiring an associate degree in diesel and agricultural technology, you’ll have ample real-world experience that’ll put you ahead of the curve when it comes to becoming a technician. The goal is to get you a job in an industry with a high demand for skilled workers that offers great pay and benefits.
What are the benefits of Top Tech?
Why should you be part of Top Tech? Simply put: The agriculture industry has seen huge growth in the past few years, and the need for technicians is greater than ever. If you’re a hands-on person who wants to work on new and exciting machinery every day, there’s no better time than now to enroll in the Top Tech program. After graduating as a Top Tech student, you’ll experience preferred status for employment consideration at all Case IH dealerships. That means you’ll be in demand from the day you graduate until the day you retire.
On top of that, Top Tech students are offered many growth opportunities throughout their career trajectories that lead to better pay, new skills and exciting job prospects. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average median pay for technicians is $50,300 and is continuing to rise — and demand for technicians is only growing.
How can I get started with Top Tech?
Start your journey of becoming a Top Tech by reaching out to your local Case IH dealership for additional guidance and potential financial aid opportunities.
Your local Case IH dealership will recommend and guide you to your participating technical college. There, you’ll need to be accepted into a diesel, agricultural or construction technology program. With that, you’ll be able to start working on some of the latest equipment in the agriculture industry.
To learn more about participating schools and dealerships, go to CNHiTopTech.com. If you’re curious about what a career as a Top Tech service technician might look like, contact your local Case IH dealer, who can talk about job opportunities, how to get started and more.