The partnership with Case-New Holland represents the type of customized training Barton can provide for large companies. This closed training provides ongoing skill updates for Service Technicians and Field Representatives employed by Case-New Holland from across the United States.
“As agriculture and construction equipment continue to evolve, the demand for technical training is growing. The industry no longer seeks the mechanic who is a parts changer, but a true technician with the ability to diagnose a problem using the latest in electronics, computers and diagnostic software. Barton has worked with CNH to supply the technical instruction that helps all the Case, Case IH, New Holland Ag, and CE dealerships in the Great Plains area meet these needs.
With the new facility, Barton has the potential to become a location that is used by local dealers and CNH field staff to host product introductions, sales training events and large group meetings. The convenient location and ideal facilities provide an excellent environment for these venues.”
- Ron Chacey, Service Training Coordinator, CNH America LLC
“Since 1995, CNH America has partnered with Barton Community College in Great Bend, KS to provide technical service training programs for Agriculture Equipment Dealers. This valuable partnership has resulted in over 3500 students receiving training on the maintenance and repair of agriculture equipment. These training programs attract dealership personal from across the United States as well as other countries. In addition to the exposure to the campus and the programs at Barton, these students provide an economic stimulus to the Great Bend hotel and restaurant industry.
CNH selected Barton as a partner because of the dedicated staff, including the instructor, support staff and workplace development personnel. The recent building project has resulted in a high quality shop and classroom that will present a professional image that accurately portrays the brands and products of CNH. Our dealer technicians are impressed with the quality of the facility and the ability to offer a wide variety of training programs to support their continuing education.”
- Peter Steiner, Manager of Service Training, CNH America LLC