Doosan Bobcat North America has donated seven Bobcat Machines to four regional vocational schools for their service technician training programs.

Multiple pieces of Bobcat equipment, including compact track loaders, compact excavators, all-wheel steer loaders and VersaHandler telescopic tool carriers were delivered to Conestoga College in Guelph, Ontario, Canada; Madison Area Technical College in Madison, Wis.; Minnesota State Community & Technical College in Moorhead, Minn.; and State University of New York in Cobleskill, N.Y.

The training programs provide top instruction for service technicians and students on how to troubleshoot, service, repair and rebuild compact equipment, and learn advanced equipment technologies. By focusing on vocational schools, Doosan Bobcat has been able to support and nurture individuals’ aspirations in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)-related studies by helping to energize a future pipeline of skilled professionals. These STEM programs are fundamental to the company’s continued success and growth of a qualified employee base.

“The hands-on training programs help take individuals’ natural talents and creativity and mold them into useful skills that can help build a rewarding career,” said Laura Ness Owens, director of marketing for Doosan Bobcat North America. “By partnering with vocational schools, we can help turn an interest in technology into valuable skills that can be used later on in the equipment industry. This partnership is something we take great pride in at Doosan Bobcat.”