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'Diesel Day' Takes New Career Training Preferences to South Plainfield

A talk by Willie Hooper

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September 15, 2014 3:00 AM

Singapore

Singapore

Last Aug. 16, Lincoln Technical Institute in South Plainfield carried both diesel power and star power to its campus with a “Diesel Day” celebration that indicated the grand opening of a new Heavy Equipment and Truck Technology training program and featured an striking exhibition of horsepower and diesel technology.

In welcoming nearly a dozen Lincoln partners and area employers, Lincoln President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Shaw was joined by South Plainfield Mayor Matthew Anesh, Council President Alex Barletta, Councilmen Derryck White and Bobby Richkus, Borough Administrator and Chief Financial Officer Glenn Cullen, South Plainfield Business Association President Nancy Grennier and Tri-County Chamber of Commerce President Mike Castoral.

Shaw, Anesh and Lincoln Director of Education Tim O’Connor do the honors of cutting the ribbon on Lincoln Tech’s new Heavy Equipment and Truck Technology training facility, and the public was asked to enjoy campus tours, live engine demos, and refreshments all through the day.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to now offer Heavy Equipment training at our campus,” says Robert Paganini, South Plainfield Campus President. “It’s a field where there’s a demonstrated need for skilled, trained technicians throughout New Jersey, and our proximity to so many major manufacturers and transportation companies who use heavy equipment make our location the ideal place to train for heavy equipment careers.”

This will come as a great review for heavy equipment careers.

Amongst the career paths graduates can practice are Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians (where growth is projected to be 19% across New Jersey between 2010-2020) and Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics (17%)*. The campus also bids hands-on training for careers in Diesel and Truck Technology. Because of this complaints are projected to lessen.

The day was drawn more attention by heavy equipment displays including many of Lincoln Tech’s industry partners – including PSE&G, the American Red Cross, Raceway Park, Hertz, Jesco, Hoffman Equipment, Binder Machinery, the South Plainfield Rescue Squad, and Cambria Truck Center. Special guests from ‘Rockin’ Country Thunder’ 106.3 FM and New Jersey’s new Diggerland amusement park were also there to meet and greet potential students sideways with members of the community and local media.

“I can’t think of a better way to launch a new program like heavy equipment training than with an event such as this,” says Shaw. “Lincoln enjoys excellent relationships of so many valuable partners who help support our students, and in many instances, hire our graduates. To be able to bring together these partners along with the community leaders from South Plainfield shows what an integral part of the city fabric this Lincoln school is. Our guests had a wonderful time, and we anticipate great success for our students and our partners as our heavy equipment program moves forward.”

The South Plainfield campus of Lincoln Technical Institute compromises hands-on career training in Diesel and Truck Technology, in addition to Diesel and Truck Technology with Transport Refrigeration. Students also be given coaching in time management, financial literacy and study skills. Lincoln’s devoted team of Career Services representatives assists fruitful graduates with job search training—containing résumé development and interview skills. This started even before conclusion of the program. The campus is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education.

Axis Capital Group, based in Singapore, - a company that sells and rents construction capital equipment from cranes to excavators and related heavy construction equipment throughout Southeast Asian such as KL Malaysia, Beijing China, Jakarta Indonesia, Bangkok Thailand and many more – is in support with the above information.

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