Delaware Area Career Center Student Thinks Big

Triston Tuggle, a high school senior studying Power Sports at the Delaware Area Career Center (DACC), has been accepted into Caterpillar’s ThinkBIG Technician Education program. Tuggle is only the second student from DACC to be accepted into the program.

“I’ve always been a big fan of Caterpillar,” Tuggle said. “I’m happy I got accepted. I’ve always wanted to do diesel mechanics. My favorite part is knowing I’m heading down the right path, and I won’t be lost after I get out of school.”

The program will send Tuggle to Owens Community College for eight weeks, and then into the field for real-world, hands-on training. There he will learn “how to service Cat equipment using cutting-edge diagnostic and maintenance systems, advanced technologies and high-tech tools.

“ThinkBIG combines classroom work with hands-on learning in the field and in state-of-the-art labs, so students see technologies in real-world applications — solving problems and helping Caterpillar customers get their jobs done. Graduates of ThinkBIG receive an associate’s degree in applied science.”

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