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'Diesel Day' Brings New Career Training Options to South Plainfield

August 27, 2014 at 3:00 AM

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ  –  Lincoln Technical Institute in South Plainfield brought both diesel power and star power to its campus on Saturday, Aug. 16 with a “Diesel Day” celebration that marked the grand opening of a new Heavy Equipment and Truck Technology training program and featured an impressive display of horsepower and diesel technology.

Lincoln President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Shaw was joined by South Plainfield Mayor Matthew Anesh, Council President Alex Barletta, Councilmen Derryck White and Bobby Richkus, Borough Administrator and Chief Financial Officer Glenn Cullen, South Plainfield Business Association President Nancy Grennier and Tri-County Chamber of Commerce President Mike Castoral in welcoming nearly a dozen Lincoln partners and area employers.

Shaw, Anesh and Lincoln Director of Education Tim O’Connor cut the ribbon on Lincoln Tech’s new Heavy Equipment and Truck Technology training facility, and the public was invited to enjoy campus tours, live engine demos, and refreshments throughout the day.

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“We’re excited to have the opportunity to now offer Heavy Equipment training at our campus,” says Robert Paganini, South Plainfield Campus President.  “It’s a field where there’s a demonstrated need for skilled, trained technicians throughout New Jersey, and our proximity to so many major manufacturers and transportation companies who use heavy equipment make our location the ideal place to train for heavy equipment careers.”

Among the career paths graduates can pursue are Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians (where growth is projected to be 19% across New Jersey between 2010-2020) and Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics (17%)*.  The campus also offers hands-on training for careers in Diesel and Truck Technology.

The day was highlighted by heavy equipment displays featuring many of Lincoln Tech’s industry partners – including PSE&G, the American Red Cross, Raceway Park, Hertz, Jesco, Hoffman Equipment, Binder Machinery, the South Plainfield Rescue Squad, and Cambria Truck Center.  Special guests from ‘Rockin’ Country Thunder’ 106.3 FM and New Jersey’s new Diggerland amusement park were also on hand to meet and greet prospective students along with members of the community and local media.

“I can’t think of a better way to launch a new program like heavy equipment training than with an event such as this,” says Shaw.  “Lincoln enjoys excellent relationships of so many valuable partners who help support our students, and in many instances, hire our graduates.  To be able to bring together these partners along with the community leaders from South Plainfield shows what an integral part of the city fabric this Lincoln school is.  Our guests had a wonderful time, and we anticipate great success for our students and our partners as our heavy equipment program moves forward.”

The South Plainfield campus of Lincoln Technical Institute offers hands-on career training in Diesel and Truck Technology, as well as Diesel and Truck Technology with Transport Refrigeration.  Students also receive coaching in time management, financial literacy and study skills.  Lincoln’s dedicated team of Career Services representatives assists successful graduates with job search training—including résumé development and interview skills—that begins even before completion of the program.  The campus is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).  ACCSC is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education.

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