Mandan News

Company partners with college

Northern Plains Equipment, with offices in Mandan and New Salem, along with other North Dakota Case IH dealers, is partnering with the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton to educate, train and provide hands-on internships to students in a two-year diesel technology program.

The program is limited to 24 students, and focuses on Case IH agricultural equipment and technology as students earn an associate degree in diesel technology- Case IH. The first students will be enrolled in the fall.

On-campus training covers powertrains, hydraulics, advanced farming systems and electronics. Training takes place at NDSCS’s diesel technician training facilities, which is one of the largest of its types in the U.S. Students receive technical training on Case IH equipment and related products through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on laboratory experiences.

As Dealer Principal Marc Taylor says, “This program will benefit our growers and our dealership through well-trained technicians, and help provide great job opportunities right here.”

The Case IH program takes five semesters to complete. Interested students should make arrangements with their local Case IH dealer to arrange scholarships and secure their internships as part of the program.

More information, visit ndscs.edu.