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Caterpillar has launched the pilot phase of the Technicians for Africa project, which aims to train those who aspire to become technicians in the heavy equipment sector
The project is applicable for those living in Nigeria, Mozambique and DR Congo, said Caterpillar. It entails a website that engages participants in virtual training sessions. There are 18 modules that provide technical insights into safety and basic fundamental systems like electrical, hydraulics and powertrain.
In addition, the website will be available in English, French and Portugese, added Caterpillar officials.
David Picard, region manager for Caterpillar’s distribution in Africa, said, “This is just one of the ways that we’re looking to boost the skills in the industry as a whole. There is a vital need for skilled labour across these sectors in Africa. We are proud to see the launch of this initiative.”
The access to the basic Caterpillar Technician curriculum is free. Those who register for the curriculum will have the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge, and upon completing the course, will earn a certificate of completion.