Mack Trucks offers free online courses for diesel tech students

Since students who want to learn to become diesel technicians can’t attend in-person or hands-on training courses, Mack Trucks is offering free 90-day access to online courses designed for high school and secondary technical education students.

“Recognizing that it’s impossible for students to train in person at this time, the Mack Trucks Academy decided to work with Mack dealers to offer online training that is comprehensive,” said Scott Behe, Mack Trucks Academy senior manager for training support. “The online courses will help fill the gap until we can go back to a more normal situation.”

Mack, which manufactures its trucks in Lower Macungie Township, will offer classes through dealers across the country, who will provide access to the content and work with schools they already have relationships with. Schools would enroll through their local dealer.

“Diesel technicians are critical to the uptime of heavy-duty trucks, so we are pleased to offer a program that will make training available for those interested in a career as a technician trained on Mack truck models,” Behe said.

The courses cover such training sessions as engines, transmissions and vendor components.