Are you searching for your path to success? But what if that path was right in front of you and you didn’t even recognize it? Diego Santos recognized his path and he took it. Today he is living proof that if you have drive and determination, you can make it as a Cat dealer tech.
As a kid, Diego had a natural curiosity about how things worked. He would take things apart and put them back together (correctly). If the family car was broken, he figured out how to fix it. So for Diego, working as a technician was a no brainer. The question was, how to make the most of it? There were plenty of mechanics jobs out there but Diego wanted more. He wanted to turn his talent and drive into a rewarding and challenging career.
In his search, Diego came across the Caterpillar ThinkBIG program, a unique two-year curriculum teaching students how to service Cat equipment. He saw the benefits right away.
Now, Diego is a Cat dealer tech and it’s rewarding in more ways than one. As a component rebuild technician, Diego is challenged every day—and he’s paid well. And Cat equipment is involved in many of the region’s biggest projects which means Diego is an instrumental part of his community’s development.
For Diego, his love for his work and his hope for the future was all the drive he needed to become a success. So what’s next for Diego? That’s the beauty of being a Cat dealer tech—it can be whatever he wants it to be. Start your career at cattechjobs.com.