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Old 11-28-2016, 05:42 AM
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Hello Everybody! Sorry to repost but I never got a response in general...I thought maybe this would be a better thread for this topic! So here goes...!!


So I was curious on what the Diesel Wrenches of the site considered the best way to get into the Diesel world is!


I am currently in the Navy as an ABE (Working on the Catapults and Arresting Gear on Aircraft Carriers, so nothing diesel related as of now) So I'll have money for schooling if that's the best way to get started, like going to a UTI or something like that.


Or should I just go directly to a shop and give them a résumé and hope they give me a shot right when I get out?


I love diesels and I KNOW it's what I was meant for, but I don't have a lot of knowledge with them (YET)


I've done quite a bit of research so don't worry I'm not in it for the money, it's what I love and want to do. And trust me after the Navy I'm all about doing something 'cause I WANT to not because someone told me to do it. I'd rather be happy working and making a living honestly then making a lot and miserable.


Anyway...any advice is greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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Old 01-05-2017, 08:34 PM
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Really? 1200 views and not a single response...Wow...
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Old 01-05-2017, 09:15 PM
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If your interested in the heavy side of diesel I would get Caterpillar certified. Butler Cat in the mid west does a program called the "Think Big" program where they hire you on, and send you to school at Lake Area Tech in Watertown, SD. You work in the shop for 3 months and then go to class for 3 months so on and so forth for 2 years. I know a couple guys that went that route and learned a lot. They always get hired first over the rest of us who just went to some random Tech School.
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