DE’s first diesel tech program


GEORGETOWN, Del. – Delaware Technical Community College’s Automotive Technology program unveiled a new academic program, a Diesel Technology associates degree.

Program officials say, this was created in response to research and industry requests for qualified auto/diesel technicians. Many diesel industries in the area struggled to train workers on the job, creating a lack of qualified workers.

Del-tech says, there are no programs on the region so this degree would assist people interested in the industry and give them a chance to get their certification to become a diesel technician.

“In the next 10 years there will be 948 job openings for diesel technicians which is a pretty staggering number especially since we don’t have a program in our region,” says Vice President and Campus Director of Del-Tech, Bobbi Barends. “Developing a program to meet this industry need was really important and to be quite honest, it’s what Delaware tech does.”

Program officials also add, the Diesel Technology program had a soft opening in fall 2020, but an in-person dedication for the building will be held when it is safe to do so.

Barends adds, if you want to learn more about the program, you can contact Mark Swarbrick at 302-259-6451 or email, for more information.

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