Empire Training Institute

The Empire Training Institute (ETI) provides both technical and non-technical heavy machinery training programs for Empire employees, customers and other Caterpillar dealers via instructor-led and web-based training courses.

Equipment Training Classes

ETI is a dedicated 36,000 square-foot facility with eight fully equipped classrooms and over 10,000 square feet of shop space. Our experienced staff includes eight Caterpillar certified technical instructors, one soft skills instructor and one safety instructor. Classes can be scheduled and conducted at either the Empire Training Institute on Empire’s Mesa campus or at customer sites. All training courses utilize “pre and post” testing procedures to measure learning and monitor growth, and students are presented with a certificate of completion.

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Equipment training topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Air Conditioning for EPA Certification
  • Diesel
  • Electrical
  • Engines
  • Applied Failure Analysis I, II and III
  • Hydraulics
  • Machinery & Equipment
  • MSHA for experienced miners
  • Powertrain
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Safety


Empire Training Institute
1855 S. Macdonald Dr. 
Mesa, AZ  85210
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