DENTON, Texas – Peterbilt’s Technician Institute hit a milestone this month when it graduated more than 100 students through its program and into service technician careers through the Peterbilt dealer network.
“The Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) is an outstanding success for Peterbilt and its dealer network, but more importantly it helps create success for our graduates by opening career opportunities for them,” said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice-president. “Skilled, qualified service technicians are very much in demand. PTI trains and certifies technicians who provide our dealers with increased shop productivity, as well as ensure the highest possible levels of customer satisfaction.”
The graduating class is from PTI’s location in Lisle, Ill. and is the third group to graduate from there. PTI also has a training location in Dallas. In total, the program – which is 12 weeks long – has graduated 10 classes of students.
The program covers essential workplace topics like customer service, laws and regulations, and hands-on instruction of total vehicle and engine diagnostics. After graduation students start their career working in Peterbilt dealerships as service technicians.