Applications are already being received from John Deere dealers
for places on the 2008/2009 Parts Tech training programme for aspiring
The first ever group of John Deere Parts Tech
apprentices at Langar.
Launched by John Deere in partnership with Brooksby Melton
College in 2007, Parts Tech is the first such specialist programme
for the agricultural and groundscare industries. It is run on similar
lines to the award winning John Deere Ag Tech and Turf Tech apprentice
engineering technician programmes, which have been running since
Parts Tech is an all-round programme, designed to provide John
Deere dealers with the opportunity to train their parts support
staff to the same high professional standards as their service
technicians. The 12-month training programme is based on the existing
City & Guilds NVQ course in Vehicle Parts Operations, Levels
It has been tailored to include specific parts training on John
Deere business systems, as well as industry training requirements
such as forklift truck operation and more generic skills such as
merchandising and desktop publishing. Completion of the course
will lead to the award of the John Deere Parts Tech certificate
and City & Guilds NVQ Level 2.
To minimise time spent away from the sponsoring dealership, the
programme combines distance learning, work-based assessments and
four one-week training blocks at Brooksby Melton College and John
Deere’s Training Centre at Langar.
Due to start in September 2008, the next John Deere Parts Tech
programme is available for enrolment now. Further details are available
from local John Deere dealers or from Brooksby Melton College,
tel: 01664 850850 or 855444.
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