ThinkBIG Technician Education
GO BIG PLACES. DO BIG THINGS.
Kick off your career with Empire’s ThinkBIG career development program and you’ll come out with BIG skills, BIG potential and one of the best career opportunities in the heavy equipment industry.
Empire Southwest partners with Mesa Community College to administer the ThinkBIG Apprentice Program, a two-year college-level curriculum which provides students with the education and skills necessary to become heavy-equipment diesel technicians. Program graduates receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree from Mesa Community College and Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician credentials, which are recognized by all Caterpillar dealers worldwide.
Ideal candidates for this program:
- Technical school graduates
- Individuals with a military mechanical background
- Individuals with strong mechanical backgrounds and heavy equipment repair experience
- High school graduates
- Students enrolled in college
Applications are accepted all year. Interviews and processing for each year’s freshman class are conducted January – March, with classes starting in August.
Empire ThinkBIG Manager
Mesa Community College