Ensuring Good People for Good Jobs

Local economies always need good jobs, and local employers always need qualified candidates. To help this combination become reality in Greenville, NC, Caterpillar Forest Products, Cat® dealer Gregory Poole Equipment and Pitt Community College have joined forces to develop top-notch logging-equipment operators.

Pitt created a 12-week course to train logging-equipment operators who, upon graduation, are certified by the North Carolina Association of Professional Loggers as entry-level logging-equipment operators. To support the course, Caterpillar Forest Products donated $1.25 million in equipment to the program, including a Cat 525C Skidder, a Cat 573 Wheel Feller Buncher and a Cat 559 DS Loader package, while Gregory Poole is maintaining the equipment.

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