A Strategic Contribution to AEDF
John Deere Construction & Forestry takes a proactive step, donating $300,000 to the AED Foundation (AEDF). This move aims to shape the future of construction professionals.
Fostering Educational Excellence
John Deere actively collaborates with the AED to set college accreditation standards. The company boasts five AED accredited TECH Programs in the U.S., including Hinds Community College and Suny Cobleskill. These programs are crucial in developing skilled professionals for the industry.
Strengthening Industry-Specific Education
Over a third of John Deere’s dealerships in the U.S. and Canada support the AEDF. This collective effort enhances professional education and workforce development in the construction sector. Furthermore, John Deere aligns its certification programs with the AED, ensuring industry relevance.
Addressing the Skilled Labor Shortage
The AEDF, a key non-profit, actively combats the skilled labor shortage. It provides industry-specific education programs, growing the talent pool of skilled technicians.
A Commitment to Future Workforce
Dan Fitzpatrick, John Deere’s director, emphasizes the importance of hands-on training. “We believe in supporting the next generation of industry professionals,” he says. “Our partnership with the AED Foundation strengthens the industry’s future.”
Long-Standing Support for Technician Development
John Deere’s dedication extends beyond the AEDF. For over 30 years, the company has developed technicians through its dealership network. This effort shapes skilled John Deere technicians across North America.
John Deere’s commitment to the industry’s future workforce is clear. The company’s support for the AEDF and its own technician development programs ensures a robust pipeline of skilled professionals for years to come.