ThinkBIG: Earn While You Learn

Fast-track your education and career, plus get paid doing what you love!

ThinkBIG is a 2-year hands-on program. You’ll learn secrets to servicing the most advanced heavy equipment in the world.

Program includes:

  • Paid on-the-job training: 2,000+ hours of real-world work experience as a Foley technician
  • Accredited associate degree in Applied Science – Cat® Dealer Prep Program; credits transferable to four-year institutions
  • Up to $20,000 for your OSU or STC degree* – Foley Scholarship may help offset tuition and books
  • Free tooling/toolbox, valued ~$14,000
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Graduates of the program who demonstrate knowledge, skills, and the right attitude are evaluated for full-time Foley employment. Enjoy a rewarding career with a great salary, benefits, and career advancement opportunities!

*After graduation, you must complete one year of full-time employment with Foley. Then, you’ll be eligible to receive up to $5,000 annually for four years. You must remain employed with Foley full-time to receive annual reimbursement.


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Two Options, One Awesome Degree

We partner with two accredited educational institutions. Regardless of which you choose, training is split between classroom and state-of-the-art Cat-equipped labs (7-8 weeks), followed by paid Foley internship training (7-8 weeks).

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Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology

  • Two-year, six-semester program
  • Receive a $1,200 scholarship through OSUIT
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State Technical College of Missouri


Foley Equipment ThinkBIG Program

Our ThinkBIG apprenticeship program teaches you how to service Cat equipment using cutting-edge diagnostic and maintenance systems, advanced technologies and high-tech tools.

ThinkBIG combines classroom work with hands-on learning in the field and in state-of-the-art labs, so students see technologies in real-world applications—solving problems and helping Caterpillar customers get their jobs done.

Technician Journeys

See how internships paved the road from classroom to career for these technicians.