Claas of America today formally opened the all-new 20,000-square-foot Claas Academy training facility. Located adjacent to the Claas of America headquarters and manufacturing plant in Omaha, the state-of-the-art facility will host on-site and virtual training for the Claas dealer network.
“We at Claas recognize the importance of continuing a high level of service and support. Therefore, we must train our dealer technicians in the best way possible,” says Adam Haworth, Director of Services, Claas of America. “The Academy will offer Claas dealers a premium training experience in a highly professional learning environment that features innovative technology.”
Three classrooms provide a focused learning environment and include advanced technology to host both on-site and virtual training to the Claas dealer network. Temperature-controlled equipment bays allow technicians to get practical, hands-on experience with the largest Claas machines, from LEXION combines to JAGUAR forage harvesters and AXION tractors.
The academy expansion will also house the company’s workforce programs, which cultivate learning and engage the local community and technical schools through certification programs. The Claas Academy features an apprentice lab, home to the German-based ICATT apprenticeship program as well as the U.S. Department of Labor apprenticeship program.
“Claas is committed to growing the workforce within the ag industry,” says Felicia Nichelson, Head of Academy, Claas of America. “The Academy will support a wide variety of training priorities from service, product and parts training to internal sales and leadership development programs.”
Claas Academy of North America will play an integral role in developing the industry-standard training pathway for dealers and technicians to follow. Dealers can be confident that when their staff attends Claas Academy, their teams will be better prepared to serve their customers who operate Claas machinery. To learn more about the all-new Claas Academy, visit www.claas.com.