On June 25, Red Classic celebrated its most recent graduate of the Red Classic Academy. Kevin C. completed the one-year program and is now working as a C-Technician at our Charlotte fleet maintenance shop where he received his training.
The Red Classic Academy works to address the high demand for skilled diesel technicians by creating a program where students can gain hands-on training while learning from experienced technicians.
Training is typically completed in one year and equips students to complete preventative maintenance on heavy-duty equipment. Training also covers shop safety, CDL requirements and mechanic work station systems.
While training, students earn a full-time salary and benefits, and after graduation they receive a job offer to continue working at the Red Classic facility where they trained. Each Red Classic Academy graduate also receives a $2,500 sign-on bonus and the tools and toolbox they used during training ($2,600 value).
Kevin joined the Academy right out of high school and is the fourth graduate of the program. Five other students are currently enrolled.
Kevin’s graduation was celebrated with a lunch hosted by the Red Crew, where he celebrated with his family and teammates.
Congratulations, Kevin, we’re thrilled to have you as part of the Red Crew!
Interested in a career as a diesel technician? Learn more about the Red Classic Academy here.