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Caterpillar Executives Immersed in Mining at UA

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The first cohort of 12 Caterpillar and Cat dealer employees to begin course work under a new partnership with UA Online includes high-performing leaders from engineering, operations, product support and marketing. (Photo courtesy of Caterpillar)

Caterpillar Executives Immersed in Mining at UA

Sept. 14, 2016
The Illinois-based manufacturer is tapping the UA College of Engineering for its mining expertise, enrolling 12 high-level employees in a new online certificate program.

As a bulldozer bearing the "Cat" logo prepped the grounds for a new exhibit on the UA Mall this week, Caterpillar Inc. leaders 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.

We've had touch points with the UA in the past, but this new certificate program marks a deepening of our relationship," said Thomas Bluth, Caterpillar's vice president of surface mining and technology. "The UA feels like a natural fit."