November 22, 2013
Peterbilt Motors Company says it has teamed with Universal Technical Institute (UTI) in creating the Peterbilt Technician Institute program, an exclusive curriculum focused on comprehensive service technician training.
The inaugural 12-week program, which began this month, will provide students with classroom and hands-on instruction of total vehicle diagnostics, maintenance and repairs, as well as essential education in customer service, dealership shop operations and laws and regulations, the company says.
According to our sister site, Truck Parts & Service, the class will be held at UTI’s Dallas/Fort Worth campus and also will include course work at Peterbilt’s Denton (Texas) training center and manufacturing facility and a PacLease service facility in Dallas.
“(The students) will have bumper-to-bumper knowledge of commercial vehicles, including a focus on the complete lineup of Peterbilt trucks and PACCAR engines,” says Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president.
Peterbilt says the program is among the most comprehensive of its kind and will help ensure students graduate with working knowledge of the latest tools, technologies and diagnostic programs. The Peterbilt Technician Institute will have a dedicated UTI instructor and Peterbilt will provide additional instructors for the courses, as well as vehicles, components and software for students to work with.
Students are sponsored by Peterbilt dealerships and graduates will be placed in a full-time position with a Peterbilt dealership, the company says.