Volvo Cars USA is contributing 36 new vehicles to include twin-engine plug-in hybrid vehicles in Universal Technical Institute’s core automotive training program. This is in line with a Volvo initiative to work directly with educational institutions to put state-of-the-industry technology into the hands of students training for transportation careers.
The new cars — which will be delivered to 11 UTI campuses nationwide — will support the school’s hands-on training with such advanced technology as collision avoidance and advanced electrical diagnosis.
“This new program will give more students the opportunity to work on the latest technology in the market, ensuring they graduate from UTI ready to hit the ground running in a fast-evolving industry with high demand and earning potential,” said UTI Executive Vice President of Campus Operations Sherrell Smith.
Upon completion of UTI’s core training programs, UTI students who wish to specialize in Volvo vehicles have the option to continue their studies through a 14-week Volvo Service Automotive Factory Education program that’s exclusively offered at UTI’s campus in Avondale, AZ.