Doosan Bobcat donates machines to regional training centers

Updated Oct 27, 2017
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Doosan Bobcat North America has donated seven Bobcat machines to four regional vocational schools for service technician training programs. The donated equipment includes compact track loaders, compact excavators, wheel loaders and Versa-HANDLER telescopic tool carriers.

The machines were delivered to Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead, Minnesota; Madison Area Technical College, Madison, Wisconsin; State University of New York at Cobleskill; and Conestoga College Guelph Campus in Ontario, Canada.

The training programs provide instruction for service technicians and students on troubleshooting, servicing, repairing and rebuilding compact equipment, as well as advanced equipment technologies.

By focusing on vocational schools, Doosan Bobcat says it’s helping to provide a future pipeline of skilled professionals. These STEM programs are fundamental to the continued success and growth of a qualified employee base, the company says.

“The hands-on training programs help take individuals’ natural talents and creativity and mold them into useful skills that can help build a rewarding career,” says Laura Ness Owens, director of marketing for Doosan Bobcat North America. “By partnering with vocational schools, we can help turn an interest in technology into valuable skills that can be used later on in the equipment industry.