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Peterbilt promotes diesel technician education in schools

May 11, 2021
Students will be able to turn their education into a career as a diesel technician through the Peterbilt Technician Institute, receiving official Peterbilt training and access to technical information.

Peterbilt Motors Company is partnering with local schools through its 400-plus Peterbilt locations to promote medium-and heavy-duty truck and engine education in the classroom. Through this partnership, the goal is for students to turn their education into a career as a diesel technician through the Peterbilt Technician Institute. Schools will receive official Peterbilt training and access to technical information, which is integrated into their curriculum to prepare students for a career as a Peterbilt technician.

According to Peterbilt, a pilot program held at Dakota County Technical College with Allstate Peterbilt in Rosemount, Minn., was a "resounding success, with faculty excited about providing another career path for their students." Following on that success will be future classes at the high school level with Taylor High School in Taylor, Texas, in conjunction with the local Rush Peterbilt dealer.

A recent visit to Taylor High School highlighted what the program will look like with the students and faculty in the fall.

“With increased demand for qualified medium- and heavy-duty truck and engine service technicians being forecasted far into the future, becoming a Peterbilt technician is a great career choice,” said Curtis Crisp, Peterbilt technician program manager in North America. “Through opportunities like the pilot programs at Dakota and Taylor, and other tools provided through Peterbilt and the Peterbilt Technician Institute, there is no better time for young students to pursue a rewarding career as technician.”

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