Peterbilt Partners With Lincoln Tech on Technician Training

The Peterbilt Technician Institute Program Will Open in Nashville
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John Sommers II for Transport Topics

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Peterbilt launched a partnership with Lincoln Educational Services Corp. to help prepare students for a career as a service technician, the company announced April 13.

Lincoln Tech operates technical schools with campuses across the country. The Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) program will join its campus in Nashville, Tenn., as part of the partnership. Peterbilt will train students enrolled in the program on having a career as one of its service technicians.

“Peterbilt’s PTI program was developed specifically to prepare the next generation of service technicians,” Peterbilt General Manager Jason Skoog said. “This partnership ensures students will receive best-in-class training, obtain valuable certifications and be placed in technician positions at Peterbilt dealerships earning a competitive salary and the opportunity to build a meaningful, long-term career.”

The Lincoln Tech campus in Nashville is primarily focused on diesel training programs. The addition of PTI will allow students to build additional skills using Peterbilt-specific equipment and technologies including advanced training on systems including fuel, electrical, heating, air conditioning, suspensions and brakes.

“We’re honored to have the chance to support Peterbilt in their effort to build a first-class diesel technician workforce,” said Susan English, senior vice president for career services and industry partnerships at Lincoln Tech. “The partnership with Peterbilt opens an incredible number of doors for our graduates.”

PTI students are exposed to a three-part learning program that includes hands-on training, classroom sessions and web-based skill-building activities to incorporate technology into learning. Nashville campus students will have earned nine factory-trained technician credentials upon completion of their studies.

“Establishing PTI in Nashville opens a new geographical territory where we can develop highly skilled technicians to support Peterbilt customers,” said Casey Spadafina, technician program manager for North America at Peterbilt. — Transport Topics

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