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OEDA Technician Credential for High School Students

The Ohio Equipment Distributors Association (OEDA) and the Ohio Michigan Equipment Dealers Association (OMEDA) have joined together to create a new industry-recognized credentialing system identifying exceptional achievement. This new credentialing system will verify Ohio students enrolled in approved Career-Technical Agricultural Education Programs have met the following requirements:

  • Passing grade on an End of Course Test in 4 of the following 5 courses in the Industrial Power Technology Pathway:
    • Electronic & Electrical Systems (Required)
    • Hydraulics & Pneumatics (Required)
    • Engines & Fuel Systems
    • Outdoor Power Technology
    • Power Trains
  • 700 hours of supervised hands-on training including a minimum of 350 Hours of Dealership Placement
  • Receiving a Satisfactory employer assessment from the Dealership of Employment

    Local Power Technology Instructors will have until May 1 of each year to send in their list of qualifying students to the OMEDA/OEDA office. Students will receive a Certificate of Achievement along with an Official Certified Technician Decal for their tool boxes.

    For more information about the Certified Technician Credential, contact Bill Garling, Chief Operating Officer at bgarling @ or 614-889-1309.


Have you considered a career in the Construction Equipment Industry? Maybe you should! It's a stable industry that's growing -- by leaps and bounds. It's an industry with a position to match your interests and talents, excellent pay, great benefits, choice of locations, help with your education, and room for advancement in numerous career paths. 

Dealers of construction equipment are looking for talented young men and women -- just like you -- to explore career opportunities that offer challenge, interesting work, the chance to grow personally and professionally, and excellent compensation.

Whether it's service technicians, parts associates, sales, office, managerial positions, or executive leaders, dealers need highly skilled product support personnel. Can you picture yourself in one of these vital positions? Whatever your career aspirations are, the construction equipment industry has a variety of career paths to match your interests.

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