Degree Sponsorship Application

John Deere Service DiagnosticsJohn Deere Dealer CareersRiesterer & Schnell (R&S) is proud to partner with Madison Area Technical College (MATC) and John Deere to support the John Deere Ag Tech Associate Degree program. R&S also proudly sponsors students in the Ag Power Equipment Associate Degree and Outdoor Power Equipment Technical Diploma programs at Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC). Through a degree sponsorship with Riesterer & Schnell, students acquire the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the John Deere dealership of the future. 

How it works:

While attending school, students have a part-time position at Riesterer & Schnell so you can not only earn while you learn, but, more importantly, apply the concepts you are learning in school to real-world situations. Your time at the dealership is spent performing technical work under the supervision of an experienced, John Deere Certified Service Technician. At MATC, you also learn on John Deere equipment, use John Deere resources and receive their core certifications as part of your two-year program.


Dealer Responsibilities:

  • Tuition and book fees
  • Part-time employment
  • Uniforms
  • Computer access to John Deere Resources

Student Responsibilities:

  • Room and board; parking; other expenses
  • Passing grades
  • 3-year employment commitment following graduation

For questions, please contact Riesterer & Schnell's Recruiting Coordinator:

N2225 Greenville Dr.  |  Hortonville, WI 54944  |  920-757-6101  |


Application Procedure:

  • Complete the entire Degree Sponsorship Application form below.
  • Print the Reference Form below and ask a high school teacher/counselor who can attest to your goals to complete the form.
  • Request a current high school grade transcript (non-official is acceptable).
  • Email Reference Form and transcript to Human Resources at

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Reference Form

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Degree Sponsorship Application

Don't forget to print the above Reference Form for your teacher/counselor.