International Truck/Navistar has come a very long way in connecting with technical service schools and the students that move on to work in the field after school. The TECH EmPOWERment program has provided us with the opportunity to create connections and implement dealership level tools for technical school instructors and students to use in their programs. We currently work aggressively with Ferris State University, University of Northwest Ohio and the Kent County Technical Career center. All 3 of these combined with donated equipment from International® Truck and Navistar Inc. have allowed us to transform these programs into direct training using the same service tools that are used at the dealership level. Through these programs we have seen a significant increase in technician familiarity and interest in the International Truck products with a pipeline of applicants interested in positions with our Dealership Group. International® Truck and Navistar Inc. continue to work on improving and enhancing them to become the best in the industry at providing essentials for these programs.
Bill Smiewec | Service Manager | West Michigan International