Mantrac Ghana Limited has announced the graduation of the first batch of eight students for the Caterpillar Technicians for Africa Project- Ghana Edition. A statement issued by Mantrac Ghana and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Monday said this comes at a time Mantrac Ghana was celebrating its 80 years of dealership in Ghana.
It said technicians for Africa Project was a free online programme for Africans seeking a new and exciting career as service technicians. It noted that it was sponsored by Caterpillar, the global leader in construction and mining equipment, in collaboration with its dealers across Africa as part of its corporate social responsibility.
The statement said in Ghana the programme was launched in November, 2016 and currently had over 350 students enrolled in the programme with the first set of eight students receiving certification to begin their career as service technicians.
It said in a matter of three to six months trainees could achieve Foundational Certification and begin an exciting journey towards a possible career as well as a well-paid and highly valued service technician in the automotive, trucking or heavy equipment industry.
According to Mantrac Ghana’s Product Support Manager, Mr Graham Dickinson, the training is an opportunity for technicians who wish to work with Mantrac Ghana to go through this process to equip them for deliver satisfactory services.
“Behind every car, truck or heavy equipment is a service technician who keeps that vehicle running. Service technicians work inside mechanic shops, auto dealerships, heavy equipment dealerships and other garages to diagnose and repair equipment,” he said. “Since the Caterpillar Dealership in Ghana was formed in 1937 we have developed the skills of thousands of technicians. The technicians who graduated from our training school have strengthened the overall technical knowledge within the Ghanaian Power Generation, construction and mining industries,” he said.
Mr Dickinson indicated that the construction and mining industries continued to grow throughout Africa with its attendant opportunities and urged people to avail themselves of the opportunity presented by Mantrac Ghana to enhance their skills to make them marketable.
He said it was also an opportunity for the Ministry of Education to empower the newly upgraded technical universities to better prepare its graduates for the job market. Mantrac Ghana Limited is the sole authorized Caterpillar Dealer in Ghana. Since its establishment in 1937, Mantrac has supplied and supported Caterpillar products in many sectors of the Ghanaian economy such as construction, mining, forestry, material handling and power generation.
Mantrac Ghana Limited is part of the giant Mantrac Group, which holds the Caterpillar dealerships in Ghana, Egypt, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Iraq and in the Western Siberia region of Russia. Being part of an international network gives a competitive edge in product delivery and service support. This is further enhanced by our well located export sales office, Unatrac Limited, in the United Kingdom.