Posted April 7, 2022

Volvo CE breaks ground on North American technician training center

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) broke ground April 6 on a new $6.4 million technician training center at the company’s North American headquarters in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

Scheduled to open in early 2023, the world-class facility will host in-person and virtual training courses for heavy equipment technicians.
“Technicians are critical to contractors’ success, supporting their productivity and uptime, and it’s well known that the construction industry needs more skilled technicians,” says Stephen Roy, President of Region North America, Volvo CE. “Our investment in this facility shows our commitment to supporting our dealers and customers, as well as the future of the industry.”
Next-gen technician training
The training facility will be an extension of the 40-acre Volvo CE Customer Center and include new machine bays, classrooms and a virtual lab with video, augmented reality and other technologies.

Training opportunities will primarily be for Volvo dealer technicians and will include technical courses on equipment as well as technology and services like machine control systems and advanced telematics. There will also be training and demonstrations on electric machines, automation and connectivity.