2024 Student Sponsorship (Welding & Diesel)


Omaha, NE, US, 68110

We are excited to announce that we have expanded our Student Sponsorship program to welding and machining. Regardless of where you are at in your pursuit of a diesel, machining or welding degree, Ceres has a program designed to help you succeed.

In partnership with several programs across the Midwest, Ceres Student Programs assist students with gaining relevant, hands-on experience.  Eligible students can also earn up to 100% paid tuition to cover college expenses. 

This program combines classroom work with hands-on learning in our shops and state-of-the-art labs. Students will be immersed in real-world applications and learn how to solve problems for real Ceres customers.  During the summer and/or available COOP periods, students will work side by side with senior technicians.



Student Sponsorship Benefits

  • Paid internship(s) with hands-on experience in a live service environment
  • Tuition, books, and fees paid directly to partnering school
  • Toolbox and tools for classes and internships
  • Personalized mentoring and guidance over the course of program and beyond
  • Upon successful completion of the program, immediate employment with Ceres and many career progression opportunities available


Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma
  • Above-average mechanical aptitude (demonstrated through projects/schoolwork)
  • Must plan to enroll or be actively enrolled in a Diesel Technology, Welding or Machining program that is approved by Ceres
  • Must intend on pursuing a career with Ceres upon successful completion of program
  • Proven record of good attendance and character
  • Demonstrated ability to work well as a teammate and independently
  • Working knowledge of computer systems such as Microsoft programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Skilled in listening and verbal/written communication

Expectations During the Program

  • Participate in all job-related training and applicable development classes to maintain/increase knowledge base on machines serviced by your division
  • Exhibit and promote Ceres values
  • Showcase professional conduct in the workplace, the school, and beyond
  • Earn sufficient credit hours to graduate within 24 months of college enrollment
  • Maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative Character Evaluation score

*If you have any questions prior to applying, please reach out to our Recruiting team at recruiting@ceresgroup.com  or 402-891-7555.



Ceres specializes in equipment and attachments that require a high degree of mechanical, hydraulic and/or electrical functionality.  Our team of engineers, along with our technicians, welders and fabricators, have over 100 years of combined experience in: 

  • Concept Generation 

  • Design 

  • Specifying complex systems 

  • Manufacturing capabilities 

Ceres is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions. Ceres shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. 

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs