Are you debating what you will do after high-school?

Have you graduated but not yet found your dream career?

Have you always been the mechanical type, fixing things and tearing things apart to see how they work?

Do you look at Heavy Equipment, Power Generators or Industrial Engines and just know you would love to learn how to diagnose and repair it?

You want to go to college, but you don’t want to spend all your time in the classroom, you would rather get right into working and doing something you love.

If you answered ‘Yes’ to these questions, it’s time you look into the Caterpillar ThinkBIG Program.     

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What is the Caterpillar ThinkBIG Program?

The Caterpillar ThinkBIG program is a 2-year program that teaches you how to service Cat equipment using cutting-edge diagnostic and maintenance systems, advanced technologies, and high-tech tools. ThinkBIG combines classroom work with hands-on learning in the field and in state-of-the-art labs, so students see technologies in real-world applications—solving problems and helping Caterpillar customers get their jobs done. 

CLASSES START EVERY AUGUST

HEAVY EQUIPMENT PROGRAM DETAILS

Heavy Equipment is a two-year specialized program for those technically minded, hands-on individuals with a desire to start a career as heavy equipment technician at Yancey Bros. Co. – The Nation’s Oldest Caterpillar Dealership.

ThinkBIG students alternate every eight weeks between South Georgia Technical College and their sponsoring Yancey Bros. Co. branch, where they put their learning into practice in paid internships. Students learn how to work with Diesel, Electronics, and Hydraulics in the classroom and then get the opportunity to put those new found skills to work in a real working environment.

Upon graduating, students earn an Associate Degree in Applied Technology, have two years of experience with Yancey Bros Co and could have the opportunity to immediately transfer over as a full-time employee, working in the field of their dreams.

If you’ve got what it takes, you’ll have opportunities to advance into new jobs at Yancey Bros. Co., including more advanced technician jobs, management or sales positions. Your skills will always be in demand industry-wide thanks to the continuous on-the-job training we provide, Caterpillar’s technology advantage, and Yancey’s reputation for service excellence.

The heavy equipment industry pays great, and Yancey Bros. Co. leads the way in offering competitive salaries and opportunities for career advancement. Additionally, we offer our employees a robust benefits package including, technician tool allowances, bonus opportunities, paid vacation time, flexible hours, retirement plans and much more!

POWER GENERATION PROGRAM DETAILS

Power Generation is a two-year specialized program for those technically and electronically minded, hands-on individuals with a desire to start a career as Power Generation technician at Yancey Bros. Co. – The Nation’s Oldest Caterpillar Dealership.

ThinkBIG students alternate every eight weeks between South Georgia Technical College and their sponsoring Yancey Bros. Co. branch, where they put their learning into practice in paid internships. Students learn how to work with Diesel, Electronics and Power Generation in the classroom and then get the opportunity to put those new found skills to work in a real working environment.

Upon graduating, students earn an Associate Degree in Applied Technology, have two years of experience with Yancey Bros Co and could have the opportunity to immediately transfer over as a full-time employee, working in the field of their dreams.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Consider the ThinkBIG Program?

A career as a Yancey Bros. Co. Service Technician means no two days will ever be the same. You’ll solve big problems, using advanced technologies to service and repair machines and engines, and interface with customers in more than ten different industries.  You’ll become a highly specialized expert skilled in electronically controlled engines, satellite-based navigation systems, sophisticated computer-based diagnostics, state-of-the-art hydraulics, transmissions and more

If you’ve got what it takes, you’ll have opportunities to advance into new jobs at Yancey Bros. Co., including more advanced technician jobs, management or sales positions. Your skills will always be in demand industry-wide thanks to the continuous on-the-job training we provide, Caterpillar’s technology advantage, and Yancey’s reputation for service excellence.

The heavy equipment industry pays great, and Yancey Bros. Co. leads the way in offering competitive salaries and opportunities for career advancement. Additionally, we offer our employees a robust benefits package including, technician tool allowances, bonus opportunities, paid vacation time, flexible hours, retirement plans and much more!

Is the ThinkBig Program Right For Me?

A successful candidate would have the following attributes:

The desire or skill to work with mechanical concepts and enjoy “hands-on” challenging work in a fast paced work environment.

Good work habits – achieving acceptable grades and attendance in High School.

Have a good moral foundation.

A typical candidate may have completed “mechanical skill based” classes such as Automotive while in High School, and would have had extra-curricular activities such as sports, clubs, working on cars/trucks/ATV’s/motorcycles or a part-time job. Typical candidates would have experience working with hand tools and would know that they enjoy working with their hands and taking apart and properly putting things back together.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

To be considered for the program, each candidate will go through a face to face interview, complete job specific testing and be given a tour of our Yancey Bros. Co. facility.

The Think BIG program has a limited number of spots each year and therefore students must gain a ‘sponsorship’ from one of the participating Caterpillar Dealers to attend. We will notify the candidates of our final choices prior to the school year starting in August.

Along with being chosen to represent Yancey Bros Co as a student in the program, you will also be required to meet the qualifications and be accepted into the South Georgia Technical College program.

Payment for the college courses will be the sole responsibility of the student. The program does qualify for the HOPE Grant.