Meet the Director Of Our Harrisburg Area Mechanic Trade School

We have more than 25 years of experience

Meet Our Owner/Director,

Alan Yoder

The owner of our mechanic trade school near Harrisburg, Alan Yoder, is also our trainer! He combined his rich industry experience with his love for teaching to create one of the best diesel technician training programs in the Harrisburg area and the industry as a whole, and has a passion for training new students to become skilled mechanics who can move into a fulfilling, well-paying career.

His long career has allowed Alan to develop outstanding contacts in the industry who serve as invaluable resources for jobs for our new graduates. Industry leaders know that a graduate from our mechanic trade school near Harrisburg is well trained and well prepared to begin working quickly and with minimal supervision, and that they make great hires.

A Letter from Our Director

Welcome Future Students,

I am Alan Yoder the Director, Instructor and Owner here at Central Pennsylvania Diesel Institute (CPDI) . Prior to owning CPDI, I received a diploma majoring in Diesel Mechanics from Lincoln Technical Institute and attended Penn State University where I attained my Vocational II Professional Certificate in Diesel Mechanics. I had more than 10 years of employment in the field of diesel mechanics prior to being employed at a high school vocational school as the Diesel Mechanics Instructor. I remained an Instructor there for over 12 years. During my time as a teacher in this setting I developed the curriculum, evaluated and chose instructional materials, and created teaching modules as well as creating my own instructional materials. In 2005 I had the opportunity to purchase the school which is now known as ‘Central Pennsylvania Diesel Institute’.
I have a passion for teaching . I also enjoy sharing my skills, knowledge, and offering hands on experience to my students in the industry I know best. I take pride in the school as well as the students that enroll here. We offer a friendly environment for our students to grow to their fullest potential. Our program will give you all the knowledge and experience needed to obtain an entry -level position within the diesel mechanic field. I am excited to share this opportunity with each of you. Hope to see you as a student soon.

The Director of Central Pennsylvania Diesel Institute
​Alan Yoder


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1718 Old Trail Rd
​Liverpool, PA 17045

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