Lincoln Tech and Crown Lift – a Win-Win Partnership

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Lincoln Tech’s Nashville campus and Crown Lift Trucks hosted a Career Education Workshop at Crown’s location in Duluth, Georgia on January 20, 2018.  High school students from the surrounding area and their parents were invited to check out the growing opportunities for skilled Diesel Technology and Heavy Equipment Maintenance professionals, and to learn more about why Crown Lift has become an employer of choice for technicians looking to launch new career paths.

Mark Clark, Lincoln Tech’s Director of Field Admissions, was thrilled with the “standing room only” turnout. “I’d rank this as one of the best Career Education Workshops I’ve ever attended,” he said.  “Our partnership with Crown is a huge win for both teams and I look forward to a long lasting relationship with one of the best groups of folks we’ve connected with in a long time.”

The day included facility tours and meet-and-greets with members of the Crown Lift team.  Another highlight, Clark offered, was when Lincoln Tech graduate Devin Honson, now a Crown technician, spoke with the group.  “Devin’s message was universally inspiring to the audience of students and parents alike: ‘Get an education that feeds your passion, making you globally marketable in a career path for decades to come.’”

Lincoln students and their parents got an up-close look at Crown’s world-renowned equipment.

Two Companies With Histories of Success Inspire Their Audience.

In addition to diesel and heavy equipment maintenance career training, the Nashville campus provides training for careers in Automotive Technology, Collision Repair and Refinishing, and Welding Technology.  Originally established as Nashville Auto-Diesel College (NADC), the campus has been a cornerstone of the Southeast’s vocational education community since it opened nearly 100 years ago in 1919.

Crown Lifts produces some of the world’s most popular forklift equipment.

As one of the world’s largest material handling companies, Crown Equipment Corporation designs and manufactures the most ergonomic, innovative and technologically advanced forklifts available today.  Since 1960 the Crown name has been synonymous with quality lifts that bring increased safety, power and efficiency to the organizations and industries it serves.  The Crown-Lincoln Tech partnership ensures that Crown will always have a pipeline of highly-skilled candidates for their open technician positions, and that Lincoln Tech grads around the country have the opportunity to pursue career opportunities with a leading global employer.

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