Jul 29, 2014

High School Students to get a Sneak Peak at Careers in the Diesel and Collision Industry

High School Students to get a Sneak Peak at Careers in the Diesel and Collision Industry

On Saturday, March 1st, Peterson Caterpillar and Cooks Collision will welcome high school students throughout the Bay Area to give them a sneak peak of careers in the diesel and collision industries, all part of Universal Technical Institute’s Future Tech Day in San Leandro. 


Peterson Caterpillar and Cooks Collision of San Leandro will provide high school students, parents, and high school teachers tours of both facilities.


Future Tech day will allow for students and their families to understand the value of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) focused education, and the value that it provides in support of their career aspirations.


“It’s important for high school students to learn the importance of working in the diesel and collision industry,” said Tracy Kilby, Regional Director of Admissions for UTI’s Sacramento campus. “Diesel and collision technicians are in high demand and we want students to know that UTI has all the tools they need to enter the industry.”


Attendees will have the opportunity to tour a total of eight work stations for both Peterson Cat and Cooks Collision. They will get to speak first hand with industry technicians and their roles in these industries.   


What: Future Tech Day of San Leandro, Bay area high school students will get a sneak peak at careers in the automotive and diesel industry 


When: Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Peterson Cat, 2700 Teagarden St., San Leandro

Visuals: Students, High School teachers, machinery at Peterson Cat & Cooks Collision

Contact: Day of event—Tracy Kilby, cell (623) 399-3573


Universal Technical Institute offers training for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians. The core programs in Sacramento are:


·       Automotive – The program teaches students how to diagnose, maintain and repair domestic and foreign automobiles.


·       Diesel & Industrial – The program teaches students the basic knowledge and skills to diagnose malfunctions in mechanical and electrical systems, and make necessary repairs and replacements on diesel engines, commercial vehicles and heavy equipment.


·       Automotive/Diesel & Industrial – The program provides students with every Automotive and Diesel & Industrial course, giving graduates the flexibility to qualify for positions in both industries.


·       Collision Repair & Refinish – The program teaches students the skills to repair and refinish collision-damaged vehicles.


For more information, please visit www.uti.edu/sacramento


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