ThinkBIG about your career

If you have the talent and desire, but just need the know-how, Cat® dealers can help you get started. Dealers offer a variety of ways to get new technicians trained for this rewarding career.

One program Cat dealers support is known as ThinkBIG. In this unique two-year program, dealers partner with colleges to teach you how to service Cat equipment using cutting-edge diagnostics, advanced technologies, and high-tech tools. What's more, in addition to valuable skills, graduates of ThinkBIG receive an associate degree in applied science.

Click here to learn more about ThinkBIG - and a four-year program called ThinkBIGGER. »


Partner schools across the country

In addition to ThinkBIG, Caterpillar and Cat dealers work together with community and technical colleges to support education and training programs. These programs range from one to two years and offer various levels of training for your career.

See below for a full listing of the schools that Caterpillar dealers partner with to prepare the next generation of technicians. And if you don't see a partner school in your area, contact your local Cat dealer for recommendations on how to start your career. 

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U.S. Military & Veterans

Consider becoming a Cat tech when your time with the military has ended.

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Parents & Guardians

Ensure that your child has transferable job skills that will keep them highly employable.

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Advisors & Teachers

Put your students who love to learn with their hands in an exciting career.

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Do what you love and start a great career at the same time.

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