AIM Apprentice Program for techs in full swing

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The Aim NationalLease Corporate Apprentice Program’s second- and third-generation technician classes recently got up-close views of the engines that drive Aim vehicles. This program, which began in 2006, offers a comprehensive 48-module training course designed to provide its technicians with education that not only will make them more efficient and effective workers for Aim, but also will give them the knowledge and certification to better assist Aim’s customers.

A class, working out of Buffalo, N.Y., recently visited the Cummins Engine factory located in Jamestown, N.Y. While there, Aim’s apprentices toured the facility and learned about the manufacturing process of Cummins engines. This powerplant is Aim’s “engine of choice” for its Class A trucks.

The other apprentice team, working out of South Holland, Ill., recently visited the Caterpillar manufacturing facility in nearby Peoria, Ill., to gain a better understanding of the process used to create their engines.

Both teams are halfway through their training and have another two years to go before completing their apprentice program. “These visits have been an integral part of our apprentice training program,” says George Metzger, warranty manager. “These plants are close to our facilities, and seeing the engines being built is an important part of learning how to work with them.”

Aim NationaLease, the third-largest full-service leasing company in the United States with 85 operations and more than 6,000 vehicles, offers a range of services, including full-service truck leasing, dedicated logistics, commercial truck maintenance and rentals. For more information, go to or call 330-759-0438.