The Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) program celebrated a significant milestone in March with the graduation ceremony of its 75th class of students.
The 11 newly certified diesel technicians join a growing list of PTI graduates currently in the workplace at Peterbilt service locations across North America. All PTI students complete a comprehensive 12-week training program led by Peterbilt instructors, with a blend of hands-on and online learning using the latest tools and techniques to diagnose, repair and maintain Peterbilt’s products.
“The Peterbilt dealer network has a growing demand for entry-level, qualified diesel technicians and PTI is a unique answer to that demand,” said Brian Brooks, program manager for the Peterbilt Technician Institute. “This is a win-win, as our service centers get qualified technicians and our graduates have the opportunity to turn their initial dealer assignment into a long-term career.”
Since launching, the PTI program has graduated more than 745 factory-certified technicians and boasts a 95% placement rate at a Peterbilt service location. Each PTI student earns 13 Peterbilt certifications, as well as certifications for the PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines as they prepare for a career in the diesel industry.