AGCO opened its new Global Learning Center, Duluth (GLC), a state-of-the-art agricultural equipment and technology learning center. The 19,500-square-foot facility, the new home of AGCO Academy and AGCO University, will serve as the cornerstone of the company’s comprehensive learning program for dealers and employees.
“The Global Learning Center will help us deliver hands-on learning in a facility designed to meet the needs of adult learners. This investment is a testimony to an increased emphasis in education for our people,” said Tim Miller, manager, global learning, for AGCO.
“Investments in educating our dealers and employees will deliver tremendous return to our increasing global success,” said Martin Richenhagen, chairman, president and CEO of AGCO. “Continued education prepares our team to embrace the innovations we’re developing, adapt to the challenges of a changing economic environment, and ultimately help our customers produce feed, food, fuel and fiber as efficiently as possible.”
Located in Duluth, Ga., just steps from AGCO’s Global headquarters, the GLC features three classrooms that boast the latest learning technologies to provide a more comprehensive instructional experience. Just as AGCO customers operate all aspects of machine and implement operation with the touch of a finger, instructors at the GLC can operate all technologies and classroom amenities from a single desktop control system.
New eLearning courses designed for people who use equipment in the field are also available through http://www.AGCOAcademy.com.The first courses cover sprayer operation or loader and backhoe operation.