The 5th session of the CPSUniversity diesel engine training program started this week in Tampa with the following students:
Nicholas Delay from Wyotech in Daytona Beach, Florida
Dennis Guthrie from Athens Technical College in Elberton, Georgia
Joshua Miller from United Technical Institute
Aubrey Picket from Southern Crescent Technical College in Jackson, Georgia
William Quinn from Southern Crescent Technical College in Jackson, Georgia
Rey Reboyras from Wyotech in Daytona Beach, Florida
John Reising from Lake Technical School in Eustis, Florida
The two students from Wyotech are graduates from a marine diesel training program and could become valuable assets to a service center that is looking to grow their marine service in the future.
CPSUniversity Techincal Trainer Kevin Parson comments, “I have very high hopes for this group. All are from our territory, and all are graduates of diesel programs from technical schools. This year CPSU is looking very strong,” This group of students is scheduled to graduate on August 22, 2014.
Launched just a year ago, CPSU is a 12 week graduate program for top students who have completed a diesel technology program at a Southeastern technical college, or top military-trained technicians. It is designed to provide additional training focused specifically on our Cummins Heavy-Duty and Mid-Range automotive diesel products and to ultimately impact both the level of expertise and retention of CPS Technicians. The program is based at our state-of-the-art CPS Technical Service Training Center in Tampa with curriculum designed by our technical training staff. Students are tested daily on progress to insure that they are retaining as much of the material as possible. In addition to diesel engine training, students also receive all JSA Safety Training, Insite, EDS, QuickServe Online, the QSOL 7 Step In- Shop Process, Technician Measures, BMS/Quoting/SRTs, “Work Smarter not Harder” and the In-Shop Guardian Inspection program.
The 2nd session of the CPS Power Gen University also is underway in our Atlanta training facility. Notable developments at CPS Power Gen University include Dean Pat Parker recently earning a Masters of Adult Education degree and Power Gen Trainer Ray Conklin being recently certified by Cummins Power Generation to certify other trainers. Philip Foster, Director of Technical Support, CPS Power Generation, notes that “aligning Power Gen Training, Power Gen University, and Power Gen DFSE/Tech Support provides a great opportunity for us to enhance the Safety and productivity of the CPS Power Gen Technician corps.”
This second class of Power Gen students includes a diversely talented group of individuals:
Nelson Sassard IV is a former student of Georgia Southern University where he studied Electrical Engineering.
Jouse Acosta Quinones is a graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University with a bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering.
Michael Warren is a graduate of Chattahoochee Technical College, where he completed the Diesel Technologies program.
Dean, Pat Parker notes, “Each of the students enrolled in the Power Generation program has a demonstrated passion for the industry, and will prove to be key players in the long term growth of our business.”