ThinkBIG: Caterpillar Dealer Service Technician Training Program

Our ThinkBIG apprenticeship program teaches you 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.

The four-year program combines college level courses with on-the-job training at Quinn Company. During the initial two years of the program, students spend about half their time at San Joaquin Delta College in technical and academic course work. The remaining time is spent at Quinn Company in paid on-the-job training. Graduates receive an associate degree in applied science. ThinkBIG students also complete 2 years of apprenticeship training earning a journeyman level certificate. As an apprentice, you’ll work alongside experienced Cat technicians, have the chance to practice the skills you learned in school, see how a Cat dealership operates and what roles heavy equipment technicians play in the Cat family.



Are you interested in a career as a Cat Technician?

Please join us in our virtual presentations on ThinkBIG. Quinn Company will be hosting three virtual presentations:

Thursday, April 18th at 9:00am
Thursday, April 25th at 1:00pm
Saturday, May 4th at 9:00am

Three presentations, three opportunities to learn more about this amazing program!

What is ThinkBIG?
ThinkBIG is a Caterpillar®-specific instructional program that pays you while you train to become a technician. Once accepted into this two-year program, you alternate between labs and classroom work, and a paid internship at a sponsoring Cat dealership. When you graduate, you will have earned an accredited degree backed up with over 2,000 hours of work experience.

Reasons to attend presentation:
To learn more about ThinkBIG program and the career path this can create.

Who should attend?
• Anyone interested in a career as a Cat technician
• Entry-level technicians interested becoming Cat technicians by joining a 4-year apprenticeship program
• Parents of individuals that might be interested in the ThinkBIG


Virtual Open House Registration


Submit the form, register today and email Jonathan.kramer@quinncompany.com or Sarah.verret@quinncompany.com with any additional questions. Zoom link will be provided the day before the event once registered.



Click here to learn more about ThinkBIG.

Contact our ThinkBIG recruiter at 562.463.4051 or recruiter@quinncompany.com with questions.