Better Together: The Power of Everyone

A group of employees having a meeting
A group of employees having a meeting


The Power of Everyone

At Caterpillar, we believe in The Power of Everyone as a source of innovation and competitive advantage. Our people come from across the globe, with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives united by Our Values in Action. Our employees care deeply about our purpose and play an important role in helping our customers build a better, more sustainable world.


Developing Our People


We encourage all employees to focus on continuous learning so they can develop skills and grow their careers. We have invested in a variety of programs and learning tools, coupled with meaningful work and an inclusive environment, to help our employees build capabilities needed to grow throughout every phase of their careers.

We provide a variety of opportunities for learning and development:

  • Onboarding new employees to gain a holistic view of the business
  • Formal classroom, virtual and on-demand courses build skills and capabilities so employees can continue to problem solve, innovate, and meet the changing needs of our customers
  • Experiential learning creates opportunities for employees to learn by doing
  • Coaching and mentoring accelerates improved performance and interpersonal growth
  • Leadership development programs for all levels of leaders focus on a variety of topics such as coaching, communications, giving feedback

In 2023, over 7,700 employees participated in professional development sessions on topics ranging from analytics to growing services to inclusive leadership. Employees completed over 2 million training courses on a variety of professional, technical and compliance-related subjects.


Nearly 600 Caterpillar interns gathered for orientation at the Edwards Demonstration Center in Edwards, Illinois. Students grew their business acumen and learned about the rewarding career opportunities Caterpillar provides.

Interns sit to watch an orientation presentation in an arena in front of Cat equipment


skill improvement training courses
completed by employees

global interns and
early career employees hired from over
150 colleges and universities around the world.



A 2023 Engineering Rotational Development Program participant builds their knowledge of Caterpillar machines and technology during time in the field.

A woman stands in front of Cat mini excavators

Development Starts on Day One

Caterpillar provides opportunities for aspiring engineers through the Engineering Rotational Development Program, which was implemented in 2004 to focus on early talent development to support Caterpillar’s engineering talent pipeline. To date, we have onboarded over 2,000 engineers to Caterpillar. The purpose of the program is to build a strong foundation for long-term success at Caterpillar and an accelerated integration into the company through a holistic development approach. Participants set goals that directly impact the business and their professional development. They complete impactful rotations tailored to help them build future-focused skills, have opportunities to build their network, and are offered a number of formal education opportunities. In 2023, 189 Engineering Rotation Development participants across 17 engineering majors and 45 universities joined the Caterpillar team.

We support employee development through our 14 Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), where members have access to personal and professional growth opportunities. Our employees are also active in many external professional associations, technical societies and organizations focused on networking and growing skills like the Society of Women Engineers, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and the Executive Leadership Council.



The 13-week front-line manager development program is designed to encourage application, along with peer networking and coaching for reinforcement. Pictured are participants from the Europe, Asia and Middle East region.

Group of employees from the front-line manager development program