UTI, Peterbilt Celebrate 1,000th Grad Joining Skilled Trades

UTI, Peterbilt Celebrate 1,000th Grad Joining Skilled Trades

The companies say the program has been key to technician recruitment for Peterbilt dealerships across North America.

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and industry partner Peterbilt are celebrating several milestones for the Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI). The 1,000th graduate has completed the program offered by UTI’s Lisle, Ill. and Dallas, Texas, campuses to help meet Peterbilt’s ongoing demand for diesel technicians. The recognition comes as Peterbilt and UTI celebrate the program’s 10th year.

The PTI program runs for 12 weeks and offers students the opportunity to earn Peterbilt certifications as they learn to diagnose, repair and maintain Peterbilt vehicles and products.

“This marks a truly remarkable milestone in UTI’s journey as we celebrate the graduation of the 1,000th student from our Peterbilt program and commemorate the 20th anniversary of one of our invaluable faculty members,” said UTI Division President Tracy Lorenz. “Our graduates carry with them not just knowledge but also the values instilled by our faculty, like Mr. Spadafina, and we are confident that they will continue to uphold the standard of excellence set by them.”

The program has been key for many of the 420 qualified Peterbilt dealerships across North America, helping them keep the transportation industry moving.

“We are proud and honored to have a great relationship with Peterbilt Motors and Universal Technical Institute for the PTI program,” said Hannah Freeman, director of continuous improvement at JX Enterprises. “We have had outstanding success with a number of the recruits from the program that have contributed to JX’s growth. We look forward to a continued, strong relationship and hiring more PTI graduates in our four states.”

For more information on the Peterbilt Technician Institute, visit uti.edu/programs/diesel/specialized-training/peterbilt-pti.

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