John Deere’s newest training facility in Coal Valley, Illinois was recently completed, offering trainees 7,500 square feet of training space. More than half of the facility - 4,0000 square feet - is covered canopy space for outdoor training and equipment walkarounds. This new Construction & Forestry Training Campus also features three classrooms that can be used individually for separate training purposes or combined in order to hold events for up to 250 people.
“The primary function of this new facility is to provide much-needed additional classroom space for dealer sales staff and technician training. Training is a core part of our program, but beyond that, the C&Coal Valley Training Campus also hosts other important events throughout the year."- David Reilly, manager, worldwide training, John Deere Construction & Forestry
The facility will also include a John Deere simulator – further bridging the gap between the classroom and jobsite. Onsite events include customer-specific activities where they can demo equipment and interact with John Deere Experts.
“With this new facility customers and dealers can walk out of the classrooms and directly into the demonstration area. We’re excited to share this new experience with dealers, technicians, customers, and media.- Tim Hilton, manager, Demonstration Sites, John Deere Construction & Forestry