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April 2016

ASU-Newport Begins Partnership with Daimler

Diesel Technology Students standing by Truck Services Truck

Arkansas State University - Newport and Daimler Trucks North America announced in March that the college has entered into a “Get Ahead” agreement with DTNA to provide training for ASUN’s Diesel Technology students through DTNA’s industry-level web-based training system. Joining ASUN in the partnership with DTNA is Truck Centers of Arkansas, an industry-leader in the state that represents a major contributor to the ASUN Diesel Technology program.

The Get Ahead partnership will allow ASU-Newport students to participate in Diamler training that will strengthen their knowledge on basic skills and overall Freightliner systems. As students earn their Technical Certificate in Diesel Technology, they will also earn DTNA Systems level certifications that are recognized by any DTNA service network employer. These certifications comprise the core requirements of a Daimler Systems certification, which in addition to expanding the students’ knowledge base, is necessary to perform warranty work. Those credentials can help provide ASUN graduates an advantage in the hiring process as they seek employment.