Cummins, UTI Expand Diesel Technician Program
April 05, 2013
Universal Technical Institute is now offering a Cummins engine program at its Exton campus.
Cummins' elective program, exclusively available at select UTI campuses, is offered to students who have completed UTI's core Diesel and Industrial Program, providing them with 12 weeks of intense training on the latest Cummins technologies.
The Cummins Engine Elective trains students on Cummins mid-range and heavy-duty engines, which power vehicles from RVs to buses to tractor trailers. Graduates of the program will receive certification on Cummins systems and products - equipping them with a competitive advantage over other entry-level technicians. Select students may also be endorsed by a Cummins distributor, providing them with an employment guarantee and eligibility for tuition reimbursement.
The Bureau Labor of Statistics reports that there will be an estimated 277,400 diesel technicians employed in the United States by 2020, an increase of 35,200 new jobs since 2010.
According to the report, "As more freight is shipped across the country, additional diesel-powered trucks will be needed. As a result, diesel mechanics will be needed to maintain and repair the nation's truck fleet. Demand for new workers in the freight trucking repair and maintenance industries is expected to drive overall diesel mechanic job growth."