Navistar International Corp. and its international dealer network said they are building momentum through the TECH EmPOWERment initiative. The initiative supplies accredited technical schools with valuable training equipment, real-world advisory counsel and insights into the opportunities available to aspiring technicians, Navistar said.
The program’s new website shares information on the career opportunities available to service technicians in the transportation industry. The site provides information on becoming a technician; applying to dealership jobs; dealer/school partnerships; and military recruitment placement, including the company’s Service Allies initiative.
“We’re excited about the accelerating pace of equipment donations and other support that Navistar and our dealer network are providing to qualified technical schools nationwide,” said Ana Salcido, manager, technician recruitment, Navistar. “This new website complements that support with useful information aimed at those entering the workforce, showcasing the opportunities and benefits of this profession.”
The website includes statistics and information about this career path, as well as testimonials from service managers, instructors and service technicians. The site also offers recent graduates and qualified technicians the opportunity to search and apply directly for open service positions throughout the International truck and IC Bus dealer networks.
On top of the new website, Salcido cited the accelerating pace of dealer equipment donations to participating technical schools in recent months. During the fourth quarter of Navistar’s 2020 fiscal year, donations were made to four educational institutions:
- University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio, by West Michigan International;
- Owens Community College in Perrysburg, Ohio, by Selking International;
- Minnesota State Community & Technical College in Fergus Falls, Minn., by Nelson Leasing; and
- St. Cloud Minnesota State College in Alexandria, Minn., by Nelson Leasing.
“In all, nine institutions received donations during fiscal 2020,” Salcido said.
During the first quarter of the company’s 2021 fiscal year, Navistar has already donated to 10 institutions.