The program, which gives Peterbilt dealers an avenue for recruitment and training of entry-level technicians, evolved through the cooperative efforts of Peterbilt, a group of its dealerships and the Wyoming Technical Institute.
The Institute recruits post-secondary vocational school graduates with help from dealer referrals. In exchange for tuition payment by sponsoring dealers, the students receive intense, Peterbilt-specific training at the Laramie, WY, facility of Wyoming Technical Institute. The three-month, 500-hour program mixes classroom lectures with hands-on training using Peterbilt trucks.
Upon completion of the course, the sponsoring dealerships employ the graduates.