GM Raytheon Training Center Top Satellite in Region

DCTC location serves 957 GM dealership technicians

Ed Norton, GM Raytheon Training Center Instructor

Ed Norton, GM Raytheon Training Center Instructor

The GM Raytheon Training Center located at Dakota County Technical College is the largest satellite training center in GM Raytheon’s North Central Training Region. Mike Opp, DCTC dean of transportation and technical careers, reports that the training center served 957 GM dealership technicians from northern Iowa, western Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. The techs are seeking advanced training to augment their skill sets.

“We are the largest remote location in the region,” Opp said, “even larger than the Chicago training center.”

The U.S.-based automaker, General Motors Corporation, employs nearly 250,000 people worldwide with 2008 revenues approaching $150 billion. GM builds a range of world-famous brands, including Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac and GMC.

A pioneer in defense-related products, Raytheon Company has grown into a global technology leader with more than $23 billion in 2008 revenues and 73,000 employees around the world.