(Alexandria MN) — Oct 11th, 2022 — The new Kubota Tech partnership provides students with a pathway to earn industry-recognized certifications focused on the repair and service of Kubota equipment, giving them the knowledge and skills for employment as a diesel technician in the off-road diesel industry.
“Partnering with Kubota Tech will give Alexandria Technical & Community College students yet another competitive advantage for career preparation and advancement,” said Michael Seymour, president of Alexandria College. “We have a longstanding tradition of strong partnerships with local, regional, national and global businesses like Kubota that benefit our students’ experiences and job outlook.”
To mark the occasion, Alexandria College hosted an open house event from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Sept. 21. The event featured a dealer presentation and facility tours. Kubota and Alexandria Technical & Community College faculty were on hand to share information about the partnership, answer questions and provide tours of the facility.
“Through the Kubota Tech program, students have the opportunity to learn an in-demand technical trade, receive hands-on training, earn industry-recognized certifications and develop highly marketable skills that will help set themselves apart in an increasingly competitive workforce,” said Jeff Wagley, manager of educational partnerships for Kubota Tractor Corporation.
The partnership will offer specialized certifications through Alexandria College’s Powersports and Diesel Mechanics technical programs.
“Kubota TECH gives our students the advantage to experience working on Kubota compact and light construction equipment.” said Mark Lindemann, Powersports Instructor.
“Students have the opportunity to gain certification and seek future employment at Kubota dealerships, which in turn keeps our job placement high.” added Dustin Schilling, Diesel Instructor.