We traveled to Iowa Lakes to compete in the 2018 Iowa Ag Machinery Service Technician Award Competition. The competition included a written test, measuring, parts ID and several lab projects. Eight students from John Deere Tech competed and did a great job. We will be off to National competition in March. Great Job!!
We welcomed the sophomores back for the dealerships in November for John Deere Information Technology Class. This year we merged more emissions training with Service ADVISOR Certification because the are so closely tied together. We had the computers running for everything that we did from live connections, diagnostics, parts lookup, controller software updates, emissions testing and sales presentations.
We introduced the freshman to their Fluke meter and had several opportunities to put it to use. Electrical/Electronics class introduces the students to components, electrical theory, circuits and testing. We still may be looking for that voltage that we dropped!
Time is flying by! We have just completed the second class with the students that started in August. We had some fun at Fall Fest and then we learned about sprayers, balers, planters and AutoTrac. Here are some pictures.
We got the Class of 2019 off to a great start this week. After a few days of sitting in the classroom we have introduced the group to a little safety, metric conversions and John Deere WBTs (Web Based Training). We have a 9600 combine to part out this year so let the fun begin.