The South Plainfield campus of Lincoln Educational Services Corp. earned accreditation by the Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation for its Heavy Equipment and Truck Technology Diploma Program.
Lincoln Educational Services Corp. provides vocational training in automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business, information technology and hospitality services.
Established in 1919, Associated Equipment Distributors is an international trade association based in Schaumburg, IL, representing over 700 construction equipment distributors, manufacturers and industry-service firms nationwide. AED members sell, service and rent equipment to such markets as heavy and light construction, mining, agriculture, forestry, aggregates, engines and industrial. Established in 1991 and directed by AED members, The AED Foundation (AEDF) addresses professional education and workforce development in the industry. This includes AEDF Accreditation of diesel-equipment technology college programs and AEDF Recognition of high school diesel technology programs.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the United States will have 135,000 openings in the heavy equipment maintenance industry by 2026. The Bureau of Labor Statistics cites New Jersey as offering one the nation’s top 10 average pay rates for technicians in the field, based on salary information collected for the year 2017.