Testimonials

Derek Kaufman 
President          
Kaufman Peters LLC

As a former CEO of an engine component supplier and now a consultant to transportation companies, I know that Ferris State's Heavy Equipment Technology Program produces first class talent for our industry. Ferris goes beyond the academic approach of other schools. They combine leading edge technology education with pragmatic business skills to develop students who can produce results for you quickly. Ferris understands the real world of making a profit and prepares their students accordingly.

'I know that Ferris State's Heavy Equipment Technology Program produces first class talent for our industry.'

 

Jeffrey Amo
Vice President
Cummins Bridgeway

As a past graduate from FSU's Heavy Equipment Technology Program, I have been an active participant in our Industry's drive to re-educate parents, children and counselors about the technology change and skill requirement of today and future employees. Our industry must get this message out in order to fulfill its needs with qualified personnel.

The Industry requirements today, and in the foreseeable future, continue to significantly elevate the skill demands in the area of electronics, computers, logic processing and communications. The job opportunities and career potential is huge, and generally extremely well paying. Your school's focus to expand options to obtain a Bachelor of Science Degree in Service Engineering, and target a new breed of students with higher base competency, is absolutely right. With the advancement of technology, comes the transition from the mechanic of the past, to today's high Tech hotshots with communication skill requirements superior to the past.

Our Industry across the nation, applaud your efforts, and that of the University, for the many years of quality education by offering a curriculum and one of the best most rounded programs in the country. Many of the leaders in our industry today, have developed and evolved from FSU students of the past Heavy Equipment Technology graduating classes.

'Many of the leaders in our industry today, have developed and evolved from FSU students of the past Heavy Equipment Technology graduating classes'

Like myself, I am proud to acknowledge and endorse this institute for its success and achievement. I highly recommend to any hotshot high school student that enjoys working with a combination of mind, knowledge, ability and hands on, to closely examine not only the initial opportunities and compensation, but the long term career picture this industry has offered so many people from within.

Please continue your efforts to push hard on advancing our future employees by new innovative curriculums and higher standards.

 

Ramon Knieper
Branch Manager
Standby Power, Division of Cummins Bridgeway

I feel compelled to write you and your organization in regards to the high level of satisfaction I personally feel from hiring students that have completed the specialized programs that Ferris offers.

These students come with an open mind to challenges for their specific area of responsibilities. They imply confidence when working with co-workers as well as customers. I am aware that to be responsible and reliable is probably a character trait but has never been in question; they clearly are prepared to start their careers and new challenges with self-assurance, certainty and knowledge.

Again, I want to thank you and your organization for the level of talented employees that you are preparing for the ever-changing workplace.

'...they clearly are prepared to start their careers and new challenges with self-assurance, certainty and knowledge.'