“My father drives trucks, and I’ve been riding with him since I was a kid,” says Jadarius Kidd, who graduated from Lincoln Tech-Nashville’s Diesel, Truck, and Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology program this year. “I’ve always loved riding in trucks, driving in trucks – anything to do with trucks, I love it.”
At a recent career fair, Jadarius talked about how his time at Lincoln Tech helped him turn something he loved to do into something he now gets paid to to. His Lincoln team helped arrange an interview for him with Thompson Machinery, where he now works on Caterpillar engines.
“[Lincoln] put my foot in the door with a major organization,” he says. “Now I’ll be able to work, I’d say, just about anywhere I want to work. And I’ll have even more opportunities for the future.”
Jadarius was asked what he’d say to other people who might be thinking about coming to Lincoln Tech and training for a new career. “I’d say itis a good choice because you get hands-on training and you get opportunities to work part-time in the field,” he replies, adding, “This is the right school – you’re not in a large class, you can get one-on-one with the teachers.”
Lincoln graduates like Jadarius are leading a new generation of technician in fields like diesel, auto, collision repair, welding, HVAC and more. Get on your own path today and visit a Lincoln Tech campus near you!