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AGCO Corporation unveils Global Learning Center
equipment has evolved into highly technical machines and the need for a
competent dealer is even more important than ever. As we head into the future,
and the technology in equipment continues to advance, knowledge will be power.
Yet, it’s not only the
customers that demand more from dealers. Dealers are asking more of the brands
they represent. With the unveiling of the Global Learning Center (GLC) in
Duluth, Georgia, AGCO Corporation is investing not only in the future of its
brands but in the people who stand behind them.
In 2009, planning for this
19,500 square foot facility began as a direct result of a dealer survey and has
evolved into a state-of-the-art agriculture equipment and technology learning
center geared toward enhancing the product knowledge and business expertise of
its employees and dealers.
“As agriculture equipment
becomes more complex and technology driven, customers rely heavily on their
dealers for product expertise and support to help them fully utilize
technologies to enhance their productivity,” says Tim Miller, manager, global
learning, AGCO. “This facility in Duluth fills a need dealers expressed for a
regional learning facility in the eastern United States and eastern Canada.”
Currently, training and
education are offered through AGCO Academy and AGCO University. Three regional
training centers, which are located in Idaho, Kansas and Minnesota, provide in
field training and development.
AGCO Academy, which was
founded in 2006, offers a variety of courses, which are grouped into seven
schools tailored toward specific training areas to increase their product
knowledge and expertise. In addition, online courses are also available and
range from introductory to masters’ classes.
AGCO University is geared
toward employees and provides training resources to strengthen skills in
management and leadership through classroom and eLearning courses. More than
250 courses are available.
In addition, AGCO offers
online courses targeted specifically to customers through AGCOacademy.com.
Customer clinics at the GLC facility are planned for the future.
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