Caterpillar Executives Immersed in Mining at UA

The first cohort of 12 Caterpillar employees to begin coursework under a new partnership with UA Online includes an engineering technical lead, product support supervisor and large mining truck marketing manager; photo courtesy of Caterpillar
As a bulldozer bearing the "Cat" logo prepped the grounds for a new exhibit on the UA Mall, Caterpillar Inc. executives gathered inside Old Main with University of Arizona faculty and staff to inaugurate Mining 360, an online graduate certificate program for high-level company employees.

In this first student cohort, 12 Caterpillar employees are looking to better understand the mining industry and better serve their customers. Seven faculty members in mining and geological engineering are participating, with MGE's Victor Tenorio serving as lead instructor.

The partnership is one of three new programs at the UA to expand educational access to employees of locally focused corporations.

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