Service Trainee Technician

Training Opportunities

Holt of California believes in growing its own from the ground up when it comes to its technician workforce. We offer two training programs, ThinkBIG and GRO. You can start your career with one of these training programs to start your career path at Holt of California.


Originally developed by Caterpillar, ThinkBIG is a great opportunity for those who love to tinker with cars, bikes or have a general interest in motors and mechanics or the way things work. It is a great entry point for a career with Holt of California.

With ThinkBIG, you spend two years learning through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on training. At the end of the two years, you receive an AS degree and a job as an entry-level technician with Holt of California, which can be just the beginning to a long, exciting career with the company. Past ThinkBIG graduates have moved into various other roles within the company, including Field Service and Sales.

Classroom instruction is provided through San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA while hands-on training takes place at one of Holt of California locations. Space is limited each year for ThinkBIG, so it’s important to understand its application and interview process. If you believe ThinkBIG is the program for you, please provide your information below so we can be in touch to provide you with more information about the program and its application process.

To learn more about the ThinkBIG program click here or fill out the form below.


During year 1, trainees in our GRO program will attend 7 trainings for their division:

  1. Computer Fundamentals including SIS/ET
  2. Electrical Fundamentals (DPC, ILT)
  3. Engine Repair & Fasteners
  4. Basic Welding
  5. Tier 4 Technology (DPC)
  6. Warranty & Service Report Writing
  7. LOTO – DPC Online Learning

Each trainee will have monthly evaluations to ensure their progress towards technical expertise. Tool boxes and tools will be provided for each trainee by Holt of California, while the trainee maintains the inventory for each toolbox. At the end of the 4 year program, this toolbox will be the trainees.

To learn more information about Holt of California’s GRO program, reach out using the form below!

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