LET Boyd Company HELP YOU START YOUR CAREER
Have you been looking to start a career that challenges you and allows you to work with some of the most technologically advanced equipment in the world? Here at Boyd Company, we know choosing a career is a big deal. There are a lot of ways to prepare for your future career, and now is the perfect time to consider your options. We encourage you to take a look at one of our many scholarship opportunities that will allow you to take that first step in finding a career that you enjoy.
Lots of people choose a four-year college, but maybe you’ve decided that’s not for you for a variety of reasons. Others start looking for unskilled work right out of high school, but find that most of today’s good jobs require education, skills and training beyond high school. You want a good-paying job with a future – so what do you do?
Enter the field of heavy equipment and diesel engine technology. You will be able to work on some of the largest, hardest-working, most technologically advanced pieces of equipment in the world, from the most innovative manufacturers. You’ll become someone who is highly skilled and technically trained, in-demand, on-track for advancement, well paid, and a respective professional in a respected field.
Even if you’ve never worked on something more advanced than the family car, we have a way to provide the training you need for this bold, new career!
DEALER TECHNICIAN TRAINING PROGRAM
This is a unique 2-year Associate Degree program that combines academic work at college with live hands-on experience with designated mentor technicians in CAT Dealer service facilities. Students alternate every 8 weeks between attending classes at Illinois Central College and working at their home base Boyd CAT service facility. Students are carefully selected for sponsorship based on past academic achievement and testing for mechanical aptitude.
Louis A. Neichter served as President of Whayne from 1974 to 1984. The Boyd Caterpillar Scholarship Program is in his honor because during this sixty-year employment at Whayne, Mr. Neichter served in many capacities including heavy equipment mechanic and field technician – moving through the ranks to become president of one of the nation’s largest and most successful Caterpillar dealerships.
APPLICATION FOR KENTUCKY RESIDENTS
*Indiana and Illinois applicants must reside within 50 miles of Evansville, Indiana